Definition of stopwater

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of stopwater

1stop + water

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a trip made at another's expense

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