stopple

noun
stop·​ple | \ ˈstä-pəl How to pronounce stopple (audio) \

Definition of stopple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: something that closes an aperture : stopper, plug

stopple

verb
stoppled; stoppling\ ˈstä-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce stopple (audio) \

Definition of stopple (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of stopple

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stopple

Noun

Middle English stoppell, from stoppen to stop

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“Stopple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopple. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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