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doorstop


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doorstop  \Door"stop`\,  n.  (Carp.) 
  The  block  or  strip  of  wood  or  similar  material  which  stops, 
  at  the  right  place  the  shutting  of  a  door. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doorstop 
  n  :  a  device  that  stops  open  doors  from  moving  [syn:  {doorstopper}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  doorstop  n.  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  doorstop 
 
  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}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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