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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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While religious scriptures -- or their exegeses -- dictionaries, encyclopaedias, most textbooks, especially computer programming, accountancy, biology, et al, are doorstoppers, let's see some notable examples from both classical and popular literature.
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Although they're bound in tabbed and colorful binders, the major function of these doorstoppers is to be so elaborate and complicated as to ensure that no one will read them, much less use them.
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