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Meaning of doorstop

door•stop

Pronunciation: (dôr'stop", dōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a device for holding a door open, as a wedge or small weight.
  2. Also called(in a doorframe) a strip or projecting surface against which the door closes.
  3. a device for preventing a door from striking a wall or an object on a wall, as a small rubber-covered projection.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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