from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. A large book, which by implication could be used to stop a door.
  • n. (in error for doorstep) A thick sandwich.
  • n. An interview with a politician or other public figure (apparently informal or spontaneous but often planned), as they enter or leave a building.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door; any object used to stop open doors from moving.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flange against which a door shuts in its frame.
  • n. A device placed behind a door to prevent it from being opened too widely.
  • n. A strip of carriage-lace, or metal, used to prevent a carriage-door from opening beyond a fixed point.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stop that keeps open doors from moving


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

door +‎ stop



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