door-stop

doorstop

[dawr-stop, dohr-]
noun
1.
a device for holding a door open, as a wedge or small weight.
2.
Also called slamming stile, stop. (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.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; door + stop

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doorstop (ˈdɔːˌstɒp)
 
n
1.  a heavy object, wedge, or other device which prevents an open door from moving
2.  a projecting piece of rubber, etc, fixed to the floor to stop a door from striking a wall
3.  informal a very thick book

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