stoppage

noun stop·page \ ˈstä-pij \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

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

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First Known Use of stoppage

15th century

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STOPPAGE Defined for English Language Learners

stoppage

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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