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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stop entry 1 + water

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