Door knocker


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Door knocker

A knob, bar, or ring of metal, attached to the outside of an exterior door to enable a person to announce his or her presence, usually held by a hinge so that it can be lifted to strike a metal plate.

door knocker

door knocker, England (15th cent.)
A hinged knob, bar, or ring of metal, attached to the outside of an exterior door, to enable a person to announce his presence.
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