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doorstop

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noun door·stop \-ˌstäp\

Simple Definition of doorstop

  • : an object that is attached to a wall or the floor to prevent a door from hitting and damaging the wall

  • : something (such as a wedge or weight) that is used to hold a door open

Full Definition of doorstop

  1. 1 :  a usually rubber-tipped device attached to a wall or floor to prevent damaging contact between an opened door and the wall

  2. 2 :  a device (as a wedge or weight) for holding a door open


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