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Definition of "doorstop" [door•stop]

  • A wedge inserted beneath a door to hold it open at a desired position. (noun)
  • A weight or spring that prevents a door from slamming. (noun)
  • A rubber-tipped projection attached to a wall to protect it from the impact of an opening door. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "doorstop" in a sentence
  • "I see fuzzynuts the doorstop is here. hold that door fuzzy."
  • "If these were released in doorstop editions, I’d buy multiple copies for the library immediately!"
  • "The book on my doorstop is the final copy of the ARC I received in January."
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