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noun stop·per \ˈstä-pər\

: someone or something that stops something

: something that is used to block an opening

Full Definition of STOPPER

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

First Known Use of STOPPER

15th century


transitive verb

: to close (something) with a stopper

stop·peredstop·per·ing \-p(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of STOPPER

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

First Known Use of STOPPER

circa 1769
STOPPER Defined for Kids


noun stop·per \ˈstä-pər\

Definition of STOPPER for Kids

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