AskDefine | Define doorman

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doorman n : someone who guards an entrance [syn: doorkeeper, door guard, hall porter, porter, gatekeeper, ostiary]

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  1. A man who holds open the door at the entrance to a building, summons taxicabs, and provides an element of security; in apartment buildings, he also accepts deliveries and may perform certain concierge type services.

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A doorkeeper, also known as doorman (plural doormen), is someone who is posted at, and often guards, a door, or by extension another entrance (specific similar terms exist, e.g. Gatekeeper, Hall porter)
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See also

doorman in German: Saaldiener
doorman in Dutch: portier
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