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1 Anything serving to keep a door or opening-sash from swinging past its proper plane, such as a rebate, stop-bead, or strip.

2 Continuous strip or moulding serving to keep a sliding-sash in its place (stop-bead).

3 Termination of any moulding, e.g. architrave, hood-moulding, label, skirting, or string-course. A medieval label over a window, for example, terminates in a label-stop.

Subjects: Architecture.


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