opening door

active leaf, active door

In a door having a pair of leaves, that leaf to which the latching or locking mechanism is attached; usually the leaf that is permitted to open first; sometimes both leaves are active.
References in classic literature ?
Probably an hour had passed without incident when they heard (not without emotion, doubtless) the sound of an opening door in the rear of the house, followed by footfalls in the room adjoining that in which they sat.
ABSORBED in herself, Mercy failed to notice the opening door or to hear the murmur of voices in the conservatory.
Herons came, with a great bold noise as of opening doors and shutters, out of the boughs of a plantation which they frequented at the side of the mead; or, if already on the spot, hardily maintained their standing in the water as the pair walked by, watching them by moving their heads round in a slow, horizontal, passionless wheel, like the turn of puppets by clockwork.
Created by independent educational consultant, teacher coach, and English teacher of 23 years' experience Bob Cox, the Opening Doors to Quality Writing series is intended especially to aid professional educators.
The MP for Erdington in Birmingham Jack Dromey saw for himself how Willmott Dixon Partnerships Opening Doors programme has been giving practical help to jobseekers in Birmingham.
It is one of the highlights of the Agor Drysau Opening Doors Festival which celebrates the best in theatre for younger audiences.
ARTISTS will be converging on Aberystwyth next month for the Opening Doors festival.
In 2005, MDRC collaborated with Chaffey College to evaluate the one-semester, voluntary Opening Doors program.
Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) has set up a programme called Opening Doors, including workshops, training, support and information.
Stric-Lan says it offers the only Total Containment Package that includes dual housings for continuous operation and quick opening doors.
First Nation high school students in British Columbia learned the art of entrepreneurship this spring with the guidance of volunteer college students and a program called Opening Doors.
Of course, opening doors and crossing thresholds is just the first step.