doorknob etymology

English word doorknob comes from English door, English knob

Detailed word origin of doorknob

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
door English (eng) (computing, dated) A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.. (immigration) An entry point.. A non-physical entry into the next world, a particular feeling, a company, etc.. A portal of entry into a building, room or vehicle, consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or [...]
knob English (eng) (England, NZ, some parts of America, vulgar, slang) A penis.. (cooking) A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter). (geography) A prominent rounded hill.. (plural) (slang) Breasts.. (slang, pejorative, by analogy with above) A contemptible person.. A chunky branch-like piece, especially of a ginger rhizome.. A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain [...]
doorknob English (eng) A circular device attached to a door, the rotation of which permits the unlatching of the door.