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    Term or short phrase for Garage Door

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by John Roth, Apr 19, 2015.

    When I refer to the entrance (3 ft x 6 ft) at the garage that people walk through and not the large entrance through which we drive the car through, I would prefer not to have to say "the door at the garage that people walk through".

    Is there a word or a two word phrase that refers to this door? You know the door I mean, the door at the garage that people walk through, not the big door that opens to the whole garage?

    Thanks. I a new member here. Please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place.
     
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    Side door.

    I found this on Wiki under Door, though I know it's not what you are asking for, I thought it was interesting:
    Oh, and this probably belongs in "word mechanics". Welcome to the forum. :)
     
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    Well, in casual conversation I'd probably say "the people door", but that doesn't really have a satisfyingly unambiguous vibe, especially since it doesn't specify that it's a people door in a garage.
     
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    I'll also add, door to the garage. That's what I call the door in my house that goes to the garage. When I say, door to the garage, it's clear I'm not talking about the garage door for the car.
     
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    I'll be honest...I wouldn't know what wicket door is. Although that's an interesting find GingerCoffee....I've learned something new today. :superagree:

    How about just saying 'pedestrian door' or 'walkway door' or 'entry door'. The use of 'door' might convey the human element, as it's most commonly referred to as what we use, as opposed to vehicles and planes.

    Saying 'Kelly walked through the entry door into the garage' to me would imply that Kelly is using a specific other door as opposed to the larger garage door, ie, 'Kelly entered the garage doors.'

    And welcome!:superhello:
     
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    They used to be called man doors, in my area, but I'd call them person doors. Or, yeah, "door to the garage" would probably work. If I read that I wouldn't think of the garage door itself.
     
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    I usually call them pedestrian doors or walk-through doors.
     
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    side door
     
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    The Tradesman's Entrance. o_O
     
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    Tradesman Entrance, dr1

    Around the back side framed
    by a garland of herbs
    my arena not frequented by birds
    entranced was I by Geoffrey
    man with the coal
    black fingertips at my hole
    I was on the dole.
     
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    Officially (on a design drawing), it's called a man door (as @BayView said). But no homeowner I know calls it that. If you have your character walking through one, you can have him or her turn the knob and close it behind him, and everyone will know which door you're referring to-- especially if it leads directly into the house.
     
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    If you've ever listened to Michael McIntyre you'll have heard the phrase "man drawer"...

    For those of you who haven't it's where a man will keep all his paraphernalia (in much the same way as a woman's mythological handbag).
     
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    I second @GingerCoffee . I'd say side door or door to the garage.
     

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