doorstop

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noun door·stop \ -ˌstäp \

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 (such as a wedge or weight) for holding a door open

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First Known Use of doorstop

1878


DOORSTOP Defined for English Language Learners

doorstop

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Definition of doorstop for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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