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  1. ACTIVE LEAF
    that leaf or both leaves of a pair of doors for which the locking or latching mechanism or other operating hardware are intended
  2. ADJUSTABLE BASE ANCHOR
    a device used to anchor frames to a depressed slab or below finished floor line
  3. ADJUSTABLE FRAME
    frame with profile in two or more pieces that will adjust to accommodate several wall thickness—also known as expandable frame
  4. AIR CONDITIONING GRILLE
    see grille or inserted grille
  5. ANCHOR
    a device for attaching frame to the surrounding structure
  6. APPLIED STOP
    surface mounted stop attached to a cased opening
  7. APPLIED TRIM
    decorative piece applied onto the face of a frame
  8. ASTRAGAL (OVERLAPPING OR WRAP-AROUND)
    a vertical moulding attached to the meeting edge of one leaf of a pair of doors for protection against weather conditions, to minimize the passage of light between the doors and/or to retard the passage of smoke, flame or gases during a fire—may be prepared for mortised hardware in lieu of door preparation
  9. BACKBEND RETURN
    turned in edge of backbend
  10. BACKBEND
    return leg member at back of frame profile
  11. BASE ANCHOR (CLIP)
    metal member attached to base of frame to secure frame to the floor, either fixed or adjustable
  12. BASE ANCHOR EXTENSION
    metal angle attached to the base of frame with the horizontal leg extending beyond the frame backbend—used to facilitate the use of power tools in attachment of frame to floor
  13. BASE -see sill
  14. BEVELED EDGE
    the edge of a door which is not at a 90 degree angle to the face of the door (standard bevel is 1/8 inch in 2 inches)—narrow side of door is side in contact with stop of frame when door is closed
  15. BEVELED SQUARE EDGE
    the edge of a door which is at a 90 degree angle to the face across that portion required for lock mortising—the corners are beveled for clearance in swinging
  16. BLANK JAMB
    vertical member of frame without hardware preparation—used when doors are furnished with push and pull hardware or surface mounted strikes and single or double acting floor hinges
  17. BORROWED LITE
    four-sided frame installed in an interior partition prepared for field installation of stationary (fixed) glazing
  18. BOTTOM RAIL
    horizontal member at the bottom of door connecting lock stile with the hinge stile—may be integral with face
  19. BUCK
    an archaic term for a door frame
  20. BUTTED FRAME
    frame which fits against wall structure rather than around it—frame depth is normally equal to or less than the wall thickness
  21. CABINET JAMB
    frame in three or more pieces applied as the finished frame over rough buck—see rough buck
  22. CASED OPENING
    frame section without stops
  23. CEILING STRUT
    adjustable vertical supporting member that extends from jamb or header to structure above normally used in wet plaster walls or as intermediate support for smoke barriers
  24. CENTER PANEL
    portion of door between hinge and lock stile
  25. CENTER RAIL (MID-RAIL)
    horizontal member in door usually located at lock height used to separate upper and lower lites or panels—may be integral with face
  26. CLOSER REINFORCING (CORNER BRACKET)
    reinforcing in soffit of frame header and jambs to provide additional strength for attachment of corner brackets
  27. CLOSER REINFORCING (PARALLEL ARM)
    reinforcing in soffit of frame header to provide additional strength for attachment of closer brackets
  28. CLOSER REINFORCING (REGULAR ARM) (TOP JAMB)
    reinforcing in face of frame header to provide additional strength for the attachment of door closer
  29. CLOSER REINFORCING SLEEVE
    formed plate inside frame header conforming to soffit, rabbet, and face profile to provide additional strength for door closer attachment
  30. CLOSER REINFORCING
    reinforcing in door to provide additional strength for attachment of door closers—does not include drilling and tapping of mounting holes
  31. COMMUNICATING FRAME
    double rabbeted frame with both rabbets prepared for single-swing doors—doors swing in opposite directions—both doors may be of the same or opposite hand
  32. COMPLETED OPENING ANCHOR – see existing wall anchor
  33. COMPOSITE DOOR
    a door consisting of a solid core bonded to a metal facing
  34. CONTINUOUS WELD/CONTINUOUS WELDED DOOR
    weld along vertical door edge seam which is unbroken along its entire length except at hardware cutouts or mortises
  35. CONTINUOUS WELD
    weld which is unbroken, no unwelded gaps or spaces, over its entire length
  36. CORE
    internal construction in a steel door
  37. CORNER POST
    vertical closed profile used at corner intersection of multiple elevation frames
  38. CORNER REINFORCEMENT (GUSSET)
    reinforcing at junction of head and jambs used in interlocking of knock-down (K.D.) frames—may be used as alinement feature on welded frames
  39. CUTOFF STOP see terminated stop
  40. CUTOUT (FRAME)
    a piercing in frame to accommodate a hardware item, mortised hardware or for other items
  41. CUTOUT (DOOR)
    a piercing for hardware, lite, louvers, and/or accessories
  42. CYLINDRICAL LOCK PREPARATION
    see ANSI/DHI A 115.2 and A115.18 for data. Available from the Door and Hardware Institute, 14170 Newbrook Drive, Chantilly, VA 22021
  43. DEPTH
    see jamb depth
  44. DOOR CLEARANCE
    the space between door and frame rabbet, between door and finished floor, or between meeting edges of pairs of doors
  45. DOUBLE ACTING DOOR
    type of door prepared for pivot or spring type hinge permitting the door to swing 90 degrees in either direction
  46. DOUBLE ACTING FRAME
    frame prepared for one or two double acting doors—cased opening frame is normally used
  47. DOUBLE EGRESS FRAME
    a double door frame prepared to receive two single-acting doors swinging in opposite directions—both doors to be of the same hand
  48. DOUBLE EGRESS MULLION
    mullion used to divide pairs of doors in some types of double egress frames
  49. DOUBLE RABBET FRAME
    frame having recesses capable of receiving doors on both sides of stop. Normally only one recess is prepared for a door.
  50. DOUBLE RETURN see backbend return
  51. DOUBLE SWING FRAME (PAIR SWING FRAME)
    frame prepared for a pair of single-acting doors, both of which swing in the same direction
  52. DRYWALL FRAME (BUILT-IN)
    a frame with steel or wood studs anchors designed to be used in a steel stud or wood stud partition which is installed after the frame is set
  53. DRYWALL FRAME (SLIP-ON)
    frame designed to be installed on a wall composed of steel or wood studs with ypsumboard or other facing material not requiring wet plaster or masonry finishing—it is installed after the wall is erected
  54. DUST COVER BOX -see plaster guard
  55. DUTCH DOOR (DESIGN D)
    a door having two separate leaves, hung one over the other, usually equipped so that both leaves can be operated independently— lower leaf frequently has a service shelf
  56. DUTCH DOOR FRAME
    frame prepared for dutch door
  57. EMBOSSED PANEL DOOR
    a door design incorporating decorative panels formed or embossed into door faces
  58. END CAP
    a piece used to provide flush condition for doors with recessed top and bottom
  59. END CHANNEL (CLOSURE)
    horizontal channel welded into top and bottom of doors for strength and rigidity
  60. EXISTING WALL ANCHOR
    metal piece inside throat of frame which provides necessary reinforcing when frame is secured in an existing wall using screws and expansion shields
  61. EXTENSION BELOW FLOOR
    distance jamb pieces extend below finish floor to attach to sub floor
  62. FACE (FRAME)
    exposed part of frame when viewed perpendicular to face of the door also referred to as trim
  63. FACE (DOOR)
    surface of door exposed to view when closed
  64. FILLER PLATE
    blank plate used to fill mortised cutouts
  65. FILLER SECTION – see throat filler
  66. FIXED TRANSOM
    inoperable panel or glass lite above door opening
  67. FLOOR ANCHOR (CLIP) see base anchor extension
  68. FLOOR CLEARANCE (1) (UNDERCUT)
    clearance between bottom of frame and bottom of door—The floor clearance may not be the same as the clearance between the bottom of the door and the finished floor—the floor clearance can only be determined after the finished floor material is in place
  69. FLOOR STRUT
    an archaic term—see adjustable base anchor
  70. FLOOR TO CEILING UNIT
    an assembly with door and fixed panel above—no transom bar between—design of panel makes it appear to be extension of door
  71. FLUSH DOOR
    a door without glass lite and/or louvers
  72. FLUSH PANEL TYPE DOOR (STILE & PANEL CONST.)
    a model of door consisting of one center panel and one lock stile and one hinge stile—stiles are butted to and interlock with panels— an archaic construction method
  73. FLUSH PANEL TYPE DOOR (STILE & RAIL CONST.)
    a model of door using stiles and rails either mitered or butted, the corner joints being welded and ground smooth—panels interlock with the stiles and rails and are stiffened by internal reinforcing— joint lines between the panels, stiles and rails may be left visible— surface of panels and stiles lie in a parallel plane—the panels may be recessed an amount equal to the thickness of the stile metal
  74. FRAME CLEARANCE
    space between door and stop of frame—normally designed to accommodate rubber silencer
  75. FRAME GASKET
    strips (felt, sponge, rubber, etc.) used at frame stops or soffit for smoke, light, or weather protection
  76. FREE AIR AREA
    expressed as a percent ratio of actual air passage area to louver or grille total area—higher percentage indicates greater air transfer capacity
  77. FULL FLUSH DOOR
    a design of door formed from two sheets of metal—top and bottom of the door may be either flush, or closed with recessed channel end closures—seams are visible on door edge only
  78. FULL GLASS DOOR (DESIGN FG)
    a design of door having glass the entire height and width of the area surrounded by rails and stiles—door may have horizontal muntins dividing up the glass area—stiles and rails may be integral with faces
  79. FULL LOUVERED DOOR
    a design of door having louvers the entire height and width of the area surrounded by rails and stiles—stiles and rails may be integral with faces
  80. GASKETTED FRAME
    a frame having gasket materials applied either directly to the stop, into a kerf, or part of an applied stop
  81. GLASS STOP
    fixed trim on a glass lite door against which glass is set
  82. GLAZING BEAD (FRAME)
    removable trim at a glazed opening to hold glass securely in place
  83. GLAZING BEAD (DOOR)
    removable trim on a glass lite door that holds glass firmly in place
  84. GLAZING MOULDING see glass stop
  85. GRILLE
    an inserted unit made up of a series of fins or a perforated plate to allow the passage of air through the door—usually greater free air area than a louver
  86. GROUTED FRAME
    frame completely filled with mortar or plaster used in wall construction
  87. HALF GLASS DOOR
    a design of door having glass in upper portion only
  88. HAND
    term used to designate direction in which door swings
  89. HANDING
    the swing of the door, e.g., right hand or left hand. To determine the hand of a door, view the door from the outside—the side that the hinges are on is the hand of the door—if the door swings away from the viewer, the hand is a regular hand, i.e., right or left hand— if the door swings to the viewer, the door is reverse swing, i.e., right hand reverse swing or left hand reverse swing
  90. HARDWARE PROFILE
    portion of adjustable frame or mullion onto which the door is normally attached
  91. HEAD STIFFENER
    a heavy gage angle or channel section placed inside of, and attached to, the head of a wide door frame to maintain its alignment — not to be used as a load-carrying member
  92. HEADER (HEAD)
    horizontal frame member at top of opening or top member of transom frame
  93. HINGE BACKSET
    distance from leading edge of hinge to stop on frame
  94. HINGE BACKSET
    distance from edge of hinge to stop side of door
  95. HINGE FILLER PLATE
    plate installed in hinge cutout when hinge is not required
  96. HINGE FILLER
    small removable trim part located between hinge leaf and hinge reinforcements—its position can be reversed to accommodate change of door handing
  97. HINGE JAMB
    vertical member of frame prepared for installation of hinges
  98. HINGE REINFORCEMENT
    structure to which hinge is attached—used to provide adequate strength at preparation for hinge in frame
  99. HINGE SIDE (FACE)
    that face of a door viewed when observing the hinge knuckles on the door and frame—an aid in handing door or noting security side of glass bead or inserted louvers—see “wide side”
  100. HINGE STILE (HINGE EDGE)
    vertical member of a door prepared for installation of hinge
  101. HORIZONTAL MUNTIN
    member used to divide glass panels horizontally—see muntin
  102. HOSPITAL STOP
    see terminated stop
  103. IMPOST see mullion
  104. INACTIVE LEAF
    the door leaf in a pair of doors which is normally held closed by top and bottom bolts
  105. INSERTED GRILLE
    grille that is fabricated separately and inserted into a preparation in the door
  106. INSERTED LOUVER
    louver that is fabricated separately and inserted into a preparation in the door
  107. INTERCONNECTING FRAME see communicating frame
  108. JAMB DEPTH
    overall width of frame profile—face to face dimension
  109. JAMB EXTENSION see extension below floor
  110. JAMB
    a vertical member of the frame assembly, adjacent to wall
  111. KERFED FRAME
    frame that is formed with an integral pocket or recess in the area of the stop to receive gasket or seals
  112. KEY SIDE
    reference point used to determine outside of door—sometimes required for handing or determination of secure side of glass bead or louvers
  113. KEYED-IN-FRAME
    frame erected with plaster or mortar forced behind frame backbend— wall thickness is equal to or greater than frame throat, but no wider than frame depth
  114. KNOCKED DOWN (KD) FRAME
    door frame furnished by manufacturer in three or more basic parts for assembly in the field
  115. LABELED DOORS (CLASSIFIED DOORS)
    door that conforms to all applicable requirements and procedures of governing labeling authority and bears their identification label or mark
  116. LABELED FRAME
    frame that conforms to all applicable requirements and procedures of governing labeling authority and bears their identification label or mark
  117. LEAD LINED FRAME
    frame internally covered with lead sheet to prevent radiation penetration
  118. LEAF
    an individual door, used either singly or in multiples
  119. LITE
    preparation in a door for view window, vision and/or glazing including glass stop and glazing bead
  120. LOCK BACKSET
    distance from centerline of lock front to centerline of function holes measured at mid-point of door thickness
  121. LOCK EDGE
    that vertical edge of a swing door which is opposite the hinge edge; same as leading edge or strike edge
  122. LOCK JAMB see strike jamb
  123. LOCK REINFORCEMENT
    structure to which lock is attached—used to provide additional strength at preparation for lock in door
  124. LOCK STILE (LOCK EDGE)
    vertical member of a door prepared for installation of lock
  125. LOUVER (AUTOMATIC)
    an opening in the door with a series of slats or blades to allow passage of air, designed to close automatically in the event of fire
  126. LOUVER (FUSIBLE LINK) see louver (automatic)
  127. LOUVER
    an opening in the door with a series of slats or blades to allow passage of air—see SDI 111-C
  128. LOUVERED DOOR
    door design with one or more louvers
  129. MASONRY ANCHOR (CLIP)
    metal piece inside throat of frame which secures frame to masonry wall
  130. MASONRY BOX (GUARD) see plaster guard
  131. MEETING STILE
    vertical lock or strike edge of a double door adjacent to the opposite door
  132. MODULAR FRAME
    frame designed to fit a 4″ module or unit of measurement
  133. MORTISE LOCK PREPARATION
    see ANSI/DHI A115.1 for detailed data
  134. MORTISE PREPARATION
    cutout, reinforcing, drilling and tapping for hardware which is to be mortised into frame
  135. MORTISE (FRAME)
    a recess on a minimum of 3 sides of the hardware item closely surrounding the contour of the item allowing its faceplate to finish flush with the frame surface
  136. MORTISE (DOOR)
    a recess in the door on a minimum of 3 sides of the hardware item closely surrounding the contour of the item allowing its faceplate to finish flush with the door surface
  137. MULLION
    tubular member set in a double door opening which will allow both door leaves to be active—may be fixed or removable—a mullion may also occur between a door and a sidelite or as a vertical and/ or horizontal member separating lites or panels
  138. MUNTIN
    formed member used to subdivide glass area in door
  139. MUTE see rubber silencer
  140. NAIL ANCHORS (CLIPS) see wood stud anchor
  141. NARROW LITE DOOR (DESIGN N)
    design of door with narrow rectangular lite at lock stile of door
  142. NARROW SIDE (OF DOOR)
    that face of the beveled edge door which contacts the frame stops—see stop side
  143. OPENING SIZE
    size of frame opening measured between rabbets horizontally and between top rabbet and bottom of frame vertically
  144. OPERABLE TRANSOM
    panel or glass lite above door opening which may be opened for ventilation purposes
  145. PANEL INSERT
    a metal panel usually used to convert a stile and rail type door to a flush or half glass type door
  146. PIERCED LOUVER (DESIGN LP)
    louver that is formed into the face sheets or panels of the door
  147. PLASTER GUARD
    the shield attached behind hinge and strike reinforcement to prevent mortar or plaster from entering mounting holes
  148. POCKET DOOR FRAME
    frame designed to allow door to slide inside pocket in wall
  149. POCKET DOOR
    a door that is prepared to slide into a pocket built in the wall
  150. PREPARED OPENING ANCHOR see existing wall anchor
  151. PUNCHED LOUVER (DESIGN LP) see pierced louver
  152. RABBET
    the recess or offset formed in the frame to receive a door, panel, or glazing
  153. RECESS PANEL TYPE DOOR (STILES & RAILS)
    a model of door using stiles and rails either mitered or butted— mitered joints are welded and ground smooth at the corners and butted joints are horizontally stiffened with U-shaped end closures— unmitered joints may be left visible—the recessed panels interlock with the stiles and consist of a metal face with a resilient separator— panels are nominally 3/8 inch thick
  154. REINFORCING CHANNEL – see end channel
  155. REMOVABLE MULLION
    a mullion which can be temporarily taken out of opening to allow the passage of large objects through the opening—it may be a frame or hardware member
  156. REMOVABLE STOP
    stop which is removable to allow installation of glass, fixed panel, or door
  157. RETURN see backbend
  158. REVEAL (DOOR)
    the distance from the face of the door to the face of the frame on the hinge or wide side
  159. REVEAL (FRAME)
    the distance from the face of the frame to the face of the finished wall
  160. REVERSE BEVEL
    refers to hand of door or lock on outswing doors
  161. ROUGH BUCK
    a sub-frame, usually channel shaped, attached to an existing wall to which the finished frame is attached—see cabinet jamb
  162. RUBBER SILENCER (MUTE) (BUMPER)
    part attached to the stop on a frame to cushion the closing of a door
  163. SEAMLESS DOOR
    a model of door formed from two sheets of steel. No exposed seams shall occur on the door face or vertical edge—the top and/or bottom of the door shall either be closed with a recessed channel end closure or shall receive a flush end closure treatment.
  164. SIDELITE
    same as borrowed lite except that it is attached to door frame
  165. SILENCER
  166. SILL (FRAME)
    bottom horizontal member of borrowed lite or sidelite
  167. SILL ANCHOR (CLIP)
    part used to fasten sill section to floor
  168. ROUGH OPENING
    size of wall opening into which frame is to be installed
  169. SINGLE ACTING DOOR
    type of door prepared for a pivot type or spring type single-acting hinge permitting the door to swing in one direction only
  170. SINGLE RABBET FRAME
    frame having only one rabbet—usually used with narrow jamb depths
  171. SINGLE SWING FRAME
    frame prepared for one swing door
  172. SLEEVE REINFORCEMENT
    see closer reinforcing sleeve
  173. SLIP-ON FRAME
    see drywall frame
  174. SMOKE BARRIER
    a door frame combined with sidelites on either or, both sides of door openings, including transom openings when and if required
  175. SOFFIT
    the portion of the frame between stops on a double rabbeted frame and the stop and the largest face on a single rabbeted frame
  176. SOLID PLASTER ANCHOR (CLIP)
    metal piece attached to inside throat of frame which secures frame to core section of a solid plaster wall—an archaic construction method
  177. SOUND RATED DOOR
    door with a published performance rating used for the reduction of sound through an opening—normally includes frame and gasketting supplied as a unit
  178. SPACER
    rigid plastic member added to returns of drywall frame to provide additional wall thickness flexibility
  179. SPAT
    protective covering (usually stainless steel) wrapped around bottom of frames to prevent or minimize damage in this area
  180. SPLIT ASTRAGAL
  181. SPLIT FRAME
    a multi-piece frame which generally requires that a portion of the frame be installed from each side of the opening—see adjustable frame
  182. SPREADER BAR
    stiffening member placed at base of welded frame to keep frame in alignment during assembly, transportation and handling—not to be used for installation—reference SDI-105 and ANSI/DHI A115IG
  183. SQUARE EDGE DOOR
    unit with edges 90 degrees to its face
  184. STAMPED LOUVER (DESIGN LP)
    see pierced louver
  185. STAMPED LOUVER PLATE
    Formed sheets, surface applied over a prepared opening in door panels
    STEEL STUD ANCHOR (CLIP)
    metal piece inside throat of frame used to secure frame to steel stud
  186. STICKS
    linear lengths of frame sections used for fabrication of transom/ sidelite frames
  187. STILE & RAIL
    a model of door using stiles and rails either mitered or butted— corner joints welded and ground smooth—panel interlocks with stiles and rails and is provided with core or stiffeners—panel may be flush with (flush panel door) or recessed (recessed panel door) from faces of stiles and rails
  188. STILT BASE ANCHOR
    a device used to hold the bottom of frames above finished floorline— commonly used with terrazzo base—bottom of frame is above finished floor line
  189. STOP
    part of frame against which door closes
  190. STRIKE JAMB
    vertical member of frame prepared for installation of lock strike