A doorknob is a knob on a door that you can turn to open it. Doorknobs are usually made of metal or plastic, and they are usually round.

  • I can't find the doorknob, it's hidden behind the door.

  • The doorknob is rusty, and it's difficult to turn.

Definition of doorknob


a knob used to release the catch when opening a door (often called `doorhandle' in Great Britain)



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Example Sentences for doorknob

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    I changed the doorknob cozy back.

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    Don't let the doorknob hitcha....

  • 3

    He inserted the gunpowder into the doorknob.

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    James went to the doorknob and broke it.

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    I might as well be talking to a doorknob.

  • 6

    Choose an object on the wall perhaps even a doorknob.

  • 7

    Frawley derisively described Vance's appearance as a sack of doorknobs.

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    She reached the door but the doorknob was too hot to touch.

  • 9

    A shadow of a hand is shown reaching for a doorknob and the wind blows.

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    His first prototype consisted of strawberry shortcake tins and a doorknob.