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swinging door

A door that turns on hinges or pivots about a vertical edge when opened. See also: Dutch door
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double-acting door

A door that swings in both directions; see swinging door.
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These can work in harmony with swinging doors and can attach to the same compressor when properly sized.
"The disadvantage to sliding is that you never can completely slide all of it out of the way, but swinging doors take up much more space when they're open," Lowinski says.
The executive committee then formed task groups focused on such areas as security hollow metal, locks for swinging doors and sliding devices, security glazing, walls, security electronics and more.
While access control systems are faster than ever before and filled with control and data base management features, regular hinged swinging doors are still the barrier portal of choice.
The series was developed to meet the specific code requirement for side-hinge swinging doors serving hospital corridors.
There are three basic types: automatic sliding doors, automatic swinging doors, and automatic folding doors.
Diffused active infrared technology generates a sensing field that protects the swing path of automatic swinging doors and extends through the threshold.
Offering an astonishing peek as to what really happens behind a restaurant's swinging doors, Fine Dining Madness is as much a mirth-inducing voyage of the improbable as it is a solid handbook of do's and don'ts when eating like a king, or at least a duke.
The upgraded elevators will have new motors and cabs, as well as sliding doors that replace the existing swinging doors, and will now travel to the sixth floor.
Being a fan of self-preservation, I always secure any freely swinging doors I come across while traveling throughout a ship.
Fabricated from chipboard and painted white, the humble, Nauman-like structure consisted of a couple of sawed-off swinging doors reminiscent of those on bathroom stalls or changing rooms.
And there was plenty of that: from the various flirtations in and out of the swinging doors of the "below stairs" to the seduction scene on the kitchen table accompanied only by the sound of a dripping tap.