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door check

a device, usually hydraulic or pneumatic, for controlling the closing of a door and preventing it from slamming.
Also called door closer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Brilliantly lighted shops called the passer-by to contemplate the latest wavemotor, flying machine, door check, or what-not.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White

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