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 for screen door
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Screen \Screen\ (skr[=e]n), n. [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran,
     F. ['e]cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen,
     OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a
     trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]
     1. Anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury,
        or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a
        shield or protection; as, a fire screen.
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              Your leavy screens throw down.        --Shak.
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              Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in
              matters of danger and envy.           --Bacon.
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     2. (Arch.) A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain
        height for separation and protection, as in a church, to
        separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.
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     3. A surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall,
        etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a
        magic lantern, solar microscope, etc.
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     4. A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving
        perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the
        finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.
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     5. (Cricket) An erection of white canvas or wood placed on
        the boundary opposite a batsman to enable him to see ball
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     6. a netting, usu. of metal, contained in a frame, used
        mostly in windows or doors to allow in fresh air while
        excluding insects.
     Screen door, a door of which half or more is composed of a
     Screen window, a screen inside a frame, fitted for
        insertion into a window frame.
     7. The surface of an electronic device, as a television set
        or computer monitor, on which a visible image is formed.
        The screen is frequently the surface of a cathode-ray tube
        containing phosphors excited by the electron beam, but
        other methods for causing an image to appear on the screen
        are also used, as in flat-panel displays.
     8. The motion-picture industry; motion pictures. "A star of
        stage and screen."

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  screen door
      n 1: a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic
           netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from
           entering a building through the open door; "he heard the
           screen slam as she left" [syn: screen door, screen]

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