stop·​over | \ ˈstäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce stopover (audio) \

Definition of stopover

1 : a stop at an intermediate point in one's journey
2 : a stopping place on a journey

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Examples of stopover in a Sentence

The city is a favorite stopover for tourists. I've been to Belgium—if you count a stopover in Brussels on my way to Istanbul.
Recent Examples on the Web After his stopover in Silver Lake on Tuesday evening, P-22 ended up east of the Silver Lake Reservoir sometime around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 Completed in 1951, Anchorage Airport was for 40 years a popular stopover for passenger flights traveling from Europe to East Asia, when the Cold War meant that flights over the Soviet Union were severely restricted. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 8 Mar. 2022 The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, southwest of downtown, is a stopover for migrating waterfowl and songbirds on the Pacific Flyway and home to a number of mammals, including coyote, deer, and bobcat. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 17 Oct. 2019 During the brief stopover — scheduled for less than four hours — Biden touted the infrastructure funding advanced by his administration and approved by Congress over the last year. oregonlive, 21 Apr. 2022 The day trip will leave Manhattan at 11:20 a.m. and arrive in Albany at 1:50 p.m. After the stopover, passengers will reboard at 4:30 p.m., returning to the city at 7:05 p.m. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2022 The area is home to the beloved but endangered sea turtle as well as the humpback whale and serves as a feeding stopover for many species that migrate from as far away as Alaska and Chile. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Apr. 2022 More than 300 species spend at least part of the year at Acadia, an important migratory bird stopover and nesting site. Virginia M. Wright, Outside Online, 8 Feb. 2021 However, Interpol notified Palacios during a stopover in Panama that the U.S. government was extraditing him, said Gen. Jorge Luis Vargas, director of Colombia’s police. NBC News, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stopover

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stopover was in 1885

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5 May 2022

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“Stopover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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stop·​over | \ ˈstäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce stopover (audio) \

Kids Definition of stopover

: a stop made during a journey

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