v. To cause a cyclist to crash by unexpectedly opening a car door into the cyclist's path.
Rebecca L. Reilly doesn't mess around when she's 'messing,' street language for working as a bike messenger. She might get doored. She might hit a pothole or a pedestrian. She might break a bone, or worse.
—Paula Voell, “A Fine Mess,” The Buffalo News, January 28, 2001
1985 (earliest)
One of my best couriers got 'doored' by a lady in a beige Mercedes," said Mr. Pillor, who has about 60 messengers under his command. "She got a bump but she got revenge. She ran her house keys over the nice, new paint.
—Esther B. Fein, “Fleet of Foot and Metal Detector,” The New York Times, March 22, 1985