doorstop


door·stop

noun \-ˌstäp\

: 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
:  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

First Known Use of DOORSTOP

1878

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