Doorstop meaning

dôr'stŏp'
A wedge inserted beneath a door to hold it open at a desired position.
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A weight or spring that prevents a door from slamming.
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A rubber-tipped projection attached to a wall to protect it from the impact of an opening door.
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A device used to hold a door open at a desired position or prevent it from closing too forcibly or slamming against a wall.
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A thin wooden strip affixed to a frame of a doorway, against which the door closes.
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Any device or object used to halt the motion of a door, as a large or heavy object, a wedge, or some piece of hardware fixed to the floor, door or wall.
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(humorous) A large book, which by implication could be used to stop a door.
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(UK) (in error for doorstep) A thick sandwich.
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(Australia) An interview with a politician or other public figure (apparently informal or spontaneous but often planned), as they enter or leave a building.
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Origin of doorstop