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stopper

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noun stop·per \ˈstä-pər\

Simple Definition of stopper

  • : someone or something that stops something

  • : something that is used to block an opening

Full Definition of stopper

  1. 1 :  one that brings to a halt or causes to stop operating or functioning :  check: asa :  a playing card that will stop the running of a suitb :  a baseball pitcher depended on to win important games or to stop a losing streak; also :  an effective relief pitcher

  2. 2 :  one that closes, shuts, or fills up; specifically :  something (as a bung or cork) used to plug an opening

Examples of stopper

  1. His comment was a conversation stopper.



15th Century

First Known Use of stopper

15th century


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stopper

transitive verb stop·per

Simple Definition of stopper

  • : to close (something) with a stopper

Full Definition of stopper

stop·peredstop·per·ing play \-p(ə-)riŋ\

  1. :  to close or secure with or as if with a stopper <stopper the bottle>

Circa 1769

First Known Use of stopper

circa 1769


STOPPER Defined for Kids

stopper

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noun stop·per \ˈstä-pər\

Definition of stopper

  1. :  something (as a cork or plug) used to close or block an opening





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