noun \ˈstä-pij\

: the act of stopping something

: a situation in which workers stop working for a period of time as a protest

sports : an occurrence in which play is stopped during a game

Full Definition of STOPPAGE

:  the act of stopping :  the state of being stopped :  halt, obstruction <a stoppage in play>

Examples of STOPPAGE

  1. The penalty caused a stoppage in play.
  2. There have been more than 10 minutes in stoppages.
  3. 10 minutes of stoppage time

First Known Use of STOPPAGE

15th century


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