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Meaning of DOORSTOP

Pronunciation:  'dowr`stâp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a stop that keeps open doors from moving

DOORSTOP is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: doorstopper
 See Also: catch, stop



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Door"stop`\, n. (Carp.)
The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops,
at the right place, the shutting of a door.

Computing Dictionary

Used to describe equipment that is non-functional and halfway expected to remain so, especially obsolete equipment kept around for political reasons or ostensibly as a backup. "When we get another Wyse-50 in here, that ADM 3 will turn into a doorstop."

Compare boat anchor.

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Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arrest, bearing rein, bit, brake, chain, check, checkrein, chock, clog, countercheck, curb, curb bit, damper, drag, drag sail, drift anchor, drift sail, drogue, fetter, holdback, martingale, pelham, remora, scotch, sea anchor, shackle, snaffle, spoke, stay, stop, trammel