Definition of dog-stopper

: an extra cable stopper for relieving the strain on a deck stopper of a ship

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First Known Use of dog-stopper

1791, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dog-stopper was in 1791

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“Dog-stopper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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