The definition of ajar refers to something that is slightly opened.adjective
Leaving a shoe in the doorway so that is will not shut is an example of a door being ajar.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME on char, a-char < OE cier, a turn: see chore
Origin: a- + jar
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adverb & adj.
Origin: Middle English on char : on, in; see on + char, turn (from Old English cierr).