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    Name for this type of door?

    Discussion in 'Research' started by JosephMarch, Apr 12, 2014.

    You know at a concession stand or booth there is a small swinging door on the end to allow entrance for the employees? It is sort of attached to the end of the counter on a hinge. It's a few feet tall.

    Is there a name for it?
     
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    I've never heard those doors described by any particular word or phrase, so it's your chance to coin a new word.
     
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    When there's a top and a bottom it's called a Dutch door.
     
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    Those are saloon doors.
     
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    A lot of people will call it a gate.
     
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    Saloon doors are above ground level.
     
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    I found something called a counter gate latch so I think counter gate is one name.

    http://www.lozier.com/counter-gate-latch/

    It has the top button you push down to open the gate.
     
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    I said gate. :) Or do you have me on ignore?
     
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    They are called service counter ones only if they have a flat shelf on the top where you can actually service customers on it.
     
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    You're paranoid. I looked up gate specifically because I thought you were right. :D
     
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    Yes, like on Laverne and Shirley beginning credits, when someone flips it down and she stops short and spills all the drinks. Maybe just counter gate.

    Aahhh! Now I feel like I'm over thinking a blasted door.
     
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    It was a joke!
     
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    When in doubt, just call it a door. :D
     
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    Whatever you call it you should make sure your readership also understands what it is.
     
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    Call it a counter-gate and give it a thriller description detailing it's use as a spy tracking device with satellite capabilities and long-range jamming technology.
    It not only allows you to enter behind the counter, it counts on it...
    :D
     
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    in bars, it's often called a 'pass-through'...
     

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