stopwater

noun

Definition of stopwater

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

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History and Etymology for stopwater

stop entry 1 + water

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“Stopwater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stopwater. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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