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door·stop

 (dôr′stŏp′)
n.
1. A wedge inserted beneath a door to hold it open at a desired position.
2. A weight or spring that prevents a door from slamming.
3. A rubber-tipped projection attached to a wall to protect it from the impact of an opening door.

doorstop

(ˈdɔːˌstɒp)
n
1. (Furniture) a heavy object, wedge, or other device which prevents an open door from moving
2. (Furniture) a projecting piece of rubber, etc, fixed to the floor to stop a door from striking a wall
3. informal a very thick book

door•stop

(ˈdɔrˌstɒp, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
1. a weighted device or wedge for holding a door open.
2. a device for preventing a door or doorknob from striking a wall.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorstop - a stop that keeps open doors from moving
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
Translations

doorstop

[ˈdɔːstɒp] Ntope m

doorstop

[ˈdɔːrstɒp] nbutoir m de portedoor-to-door [ˌdɔːrtəˈdɔːr] modif
door-to-door selling → vente f à domicile
door-to-door delivery → livraison f à domicile
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The family used it as a doorstop for three years until a jeweler recognized the value of what was a hunk of gold.