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Calliopenjo
09-25-2009, 02:56 AM
Hi there everyone,

Is there a name for the window in the front door? EX; Mom opened the small door and took a look out the window before opening the front door to see. . .

Rowan
09-25-2009, 03:26 AM
Hi there everyone,

Is there a name for the window in the front door? EX; Mom opened the small door and took a look out the window before opening the front door to see. . .

Do you mean the decorative windows (sidelights) on the side of the door, like this?
http://www.emeralddoors.com/Exterior%20Front%20Entry%20Door%20Images/traditional_colonial_entry_door_sidelights_transom .jpg

Or just the insert panel (decorative also) on a front door? Other than that the only thing I can think of that you'd look through before opening the door is the peephole. :)

Calliopenjo
09-25-2009, 05:19 AM
What I mean is, if you think back to the cliche gangster movies, you knock on a door, before the door is opened, a tiny door is opened with someone looking at you waiting for the pass word. Is there a name for that window?

BigWords
09-25-2009, 05:20 AM
Some kind of hatch.

TheIT
09-25-2009, 05:28 AM
View port? Peephole?

Puma
09-25-2009, 06:57 AM
Peephole - that's what was in the door of speak-easies in the roaring twenties. Puma

RJK
09-25-2009, 05:35 PM
There is a name for the little door in the big door that the bouncers opened to check you out before allowing entry into a speakeasy, but I can't remember what they called it.

Maryn
09-25-2009, 06:37 PM
It's got a name. I'm helping RJK think!

Maryn, scrambling through the cobwebby parts of her brain

Maryn
09-25-2009, 06:39 PM
Is it a Judas Window?

Ellefire
09-25-2009, 06:54 PM
fisheye? No, that's the tiny peephole in a normal door.

security hatch?

Calliopenjo
09-25-2009, 11:37 PM
Judas Window! Thank you Maryn! :Hug2:

Maryn
09-26-2009, 10:06 PM
Wow. I actually knew something. That, like, never happens, not compared to most of AW.

Glad to help.

Maryn, all full of herself (for just a moment anyway)