Dutch door

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Dutch door

[¦dəch ′dȯr]
(building construction)
A door with upper and lower parts that can be opened and closed independently.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Dutch door

A door consisting of two separate leaves one above the other; the leaves may operate independently or together.

fire door

A sheet-metal-clad door that automatically closes in the event of a fire; it is typically designed to slide across a doorway.

flush door

A smooth-surfaced door having faces in the same plane as the surface and which conceals its rails and stiles or other structural features.

flush-paneled door

A paneled door in which, on one or both faces, the panels are finished flush with the rails and stiles.

folding door

One of two or more doors which are hinged together so that they can open and fold in a confined space.

French door

A door having a top rail, bottom rail, and stiles, which has glass panes throughout its entire length; often used in pairs.

glass door

A door consisting of heat-strengthened or tempered glass, with or without rails or stiles; used primarily as an entrance door for retail stores.

half door

A short door installed in the frame with space left above and below the door.

hollow-core door

A wood flush door having a framework of stiles and rails encasing a honeycombed core of corrugated fiberboard or a grid of interlocking horizontal and vertical wood strips.

interior door

A hollow-core or solid-core door made to be soundproof.

jib door

A concealed door flush with the wall and usually decorated to match it.

louvered door

A door having a louvered opening, usually with horizontal blades, that allows for the passage or circulation of air while the door is closed

metal-clad door

A flush door having face sheets of light-gauge steel bonded to a steel channel frame; or a door having a structural wood core clad with galvanized sheet metal.

overhead door

A door of either the swing-up or the roll-up type constructed of one or several leaves; when open, it assumes a horizontal position above the door opening.

paneled door

A door having a framework of stiles, rails, and muntins which form one or more frames around thinner recessed panels.

pivoted door

A door hung on center or offset pivots as distinguished from one hung on hinges or a sliding mechanism.

pocket door

A door that slides in and out of a recess in a doorway wall requiring no room for the door swing.

revolving door

An exterior entrance door consisting of four leaves at right angles to each other, set in the form of a cross, which pivot about a vertical axis within a cylindrical-shaped vestibule

rolling door

A large door consisting of horizontal, interlocking metal slats guided by a track on either side, opening by coiling about an overhead drum at the head of the door opening.

roll-up door

A door made of small horizontal interlocking metal slats that are guided in a track; the configuration coils around an overhead drum which is housed at the head; may be manually or electrically operated.

self-closing door

A door for the control of fire or smoke, which closes by itself by the action of a spring which is held open by a fusible link that melts in a fire, causing the door to close.

sliding door

A door that is mounted on a track, which slides in a horizontal direction parallel to the wall on which it is mounted.

solid-core door

A wood flush door having a solid core of lumber or particle-board, or one consisting of mineral composition.

storm door

Auxiliary door installed in the same frame, as an entrance door to a house.

swinging door

A door that turns on hinges or pivots about a vertical edge when opened.

tempered glass door

Common application for commercial use.

Venetian door

A door having a long narrow window at each side similar in form to that of a venetian window, or a Palladian door.

wood door

Either solid core or hollow core with veneer; exterior doors are coated with waterproof adhesives.
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Dutch door

Dutch door: exterior elevation, interior elevation
A door consisting of two separate leaves, one above the other; the leaves may operate independently or together.
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