: any of various devices or procedures for securing watertightness: such as
: a plug of soft wood driven into a hole bored in the seam of a scarf
: canvas backed with red lead or other material and fitted between metal parts (as of a ship)

Word History


stop entry 1 + water

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“Stopwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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