doorstop
doorstop door"stop`, n. (Carp.) The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door; any object used to stop open doors from moving. [1913 Webster]

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  • doorstop — (also doorstopper) ► NOUN ▪ an object that keeps a door open or in place …   English terms dictionary

  • doorstop — [dôr′stäp΄] n. 1. a device used to hold a door open at a desired position or prevent it from closing too forcibly or slamming against a wall 2. a thin wooden strip affixed to a frame of a doorway, against which the door closes …   English World dictionary

  • Doorstop — A doorstop (also door stopper or door stop) is an object or device used to hold a door open or closed, or to prevent a door from opening too widely. Alternatively, a doorstop can be a thin slat built inside a door frame to prevent a door from… …   Wikipedia

  • doorstop — UK [ˈdɔː(r)ˌstɒp] / US [ˈdɔrˌstɑp] noun [countable] Word forms doorstop : singular doorstop plural doorstops 1) a heavy object that you put against a door to keep it open 2) a piece of rubber or plastic fixed to a wall that stops a door hitting… …   English dictionary

  • doorstop — [[t]dɔ͟ː(r)stɒp[/t]] doorstops N COUNT A doorstop is a heavy object that you use to keep a door open …   English dictionary

  • doorstop — noun Date: 1878 1. a usually rubber tipped device attached to a wall or floor to prevent damaging contact between an opened door and the wall 2. a device (as a wedge or weight) for holding a door open …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doorstop — /dawr stop , dohr /, n. 1. a device for holding a door open, as a wedge or small weight. 2. Also called slamming stile, stop. (in a doorframe) a strip or projecting surface against which the door closes. 3. a device for preventing a door from… …   Universalium

  • doorstop — noun a) Any device or object used to halt the motion of a door, as a large or heavy object, a wedge, or some piece of hardware fixed to the floor, door or wall. b) A thick sandwich …   Wiktionary

  • doorstop — Synonyms and related words: arrest, bearing rein, bit, brake, chain, check, checkrein, chock, clog, countercheck, curb, curb bit, damper, drag, drag sail, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, fetter, holdback, martingale, pelham, remora, scotch, sea …   Moby Thesaurus

  • doorstop — door|stop [ˈdo:stɔp US ˈdo:rsta:p ] n also door|stop|per [ ˌstɔpə US ˌsta:pər] BrE 1.) something you put under or against a door to keep it open 2.) a rubber object fastened to a wall to stop a door hitting it when it opens …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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