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stopper

noun stop·per \ ˈstä-pər \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of stopper

1 : one that brings to a halt or causes to stop operating or functioning : check: such 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
2 : one that closes, shuts, or fills up; specifically : something (such as a bung or cork) used to plug an opening

Examples of stopper in a Sentence

  1. His comment was a conversation stopper.

Recent Examples of stopper from the Web

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First Known Use of stopper

15th century


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stopper

verb

Definition of stopper

stoppered; stoppering play \-p(ə-)riŋ\
transitive verb
: to close or secure with or as if with a stopper
  • stopper the bottle

Recent Examples of stopper from the Web

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First Known Use of stopper

circa 1769


STOPPER Defined for English Language Learners

stopper

noun

Definition of stopper for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that stops something

  • : something that is used to block an opening


stopper

verb

Definition of stopper for English Language Learners

  • : to close (something) with a stopper


STOPPER Defined for Kids

stopper

noun stop·per \ ˈstä-pər \

Definition of stopper for Students

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


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