stoppage

noun stop·page \ ˈstä-pij \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of stoppage

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

Examples of stoppage in a Sentence

  1. The penalty caused a stoppage in play.

  2. There have been more than 10 minutes in stoppages.

  3. 10 minutes of stoppage time

Recent Examples of stoppage from the Web

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First Known Use of stoppage

15th century


STOPPAGE Defined for English Language Learners

stoppage

noun

Definition of stoppage for English Language Learners

  • : 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


STOPPAGE Defined for Kids

stoppage

noun stop·page \ ˈstä-pij \

Definition of stoppage for Students

: 2stop 2 The referee called a stoppage in play.


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