Doorstop (noun)

  1. An object placed against a door to keep it open.
  2. A heavy object used to prevent a door from closing.

Origin:

The word 'doorstop' originated in the late 19th century and refers to an object used to prop open a door or prevent it from closing.

Examples:

  1. The doorstop was a brick, which kept the door propped open.
  2. The doorstop was a wedge-shaped piece of wood.
  3. The doorstop was a decorative item that also served a practical purpose.
  4. The doorstop was a sand-filled bag that wouldn't move when the door was opened.
  5. The doorstop was a small statue that added character to the room.
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