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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
References in periodicals archive ?
2 Install a fixed-post doorstop. Determine the sweep of your door and locate the doorstop on the baseboard at the point where it contacts the door about 1-1/2 in.
Beach striped lavenderfilled doorstop, PS29.99, Celia Lindsell
A BIRMINGHAM dairy business is aiming to revive the old tradition of doorstop deliveries by reusing glass milk bottles.
Kensington dog doorstop, pounds 34.99, All Up And On, www.allupandon.co.uk, 01462 349060 [bar] 2.
The width of the door should fit into the space between the edge of the frame and the doorstop - usually about 40mm, give or take 5mm (again, the doorstop can be altered to suit the thickness of the door).
For example, the soon-to-be opened Anglesey Airport at Valley puts the Trearddur Bay Hotel on the very doorstop of exciting new markets."
Firefighters believe the full-scale chemical alert at Ladbrokes in Stratford Road, Sparkhill, was triggered by a fire extinguisher being used as a doorstop.
Almost 60 per cent of possible viewers tuned in to see Chrissie Watts kill her cheating husband with a dog-shaped doorstop in the Queen Vic.
Operation Doorstop aims to reduce this type of crime.
TWO anthologies - the first a coffee table hardback, handsomely bound and illustrated, an accessory to life and the living room; the second a doorstop of a paperback full of sensual, scary, discomforting poems, overwhelming in their intensity.
Political bickering over Lord Leveson's doorstop of a report is already very messy.