STOPPER

plug, stopper, stopple

(noun) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

stopper

(noun) (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; “if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump”

showstopper, show-stopper, stopper

(noun) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

stopper, stopple

(verb) close or secure with or as if with a stopper; “She stoppered the wine bottle”; “The mothers stoppered their babies’ mouths with pacifiers”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

stopper (plural stoppers)

Agent noun of stop, someone or something that stops something.

A type of knot at the end of a rope, to prevent it from unravelling.

A bung or cork.

(slang, soccer) Goalkeeper.

(finance, slang) In the commodity futures market, someone who is long (owns) a futures contract and is demanding delivery because they want to take possession of the deliverable commodity.

(rail transport) A train that calls at all or almost all stations between its origin and destination, including very small ones.

(botany) Any of several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies.

(nautical) A short rope for making something fast.

A playspot where water flows back on itself, creating a retentive feature.

Synonyms

• (rail transport): local, stopping train

• (bung): plug

Antonyms

• (rail transport): fast, express

Verb

stopper (third-person singular simple present stoppers, present participle stoppering, simple past and past participle stoppered)

To close a container by using a stopper.

Anagrams

• SPOTREP, Toppers, opprest, popster, toppers

Source: Wiktionary


Stop"per, n.

1. One who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in a vessel.

2. (Naut.)

Definition: A short piece of rope having a knot at one or both ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure something. Totten.

3. (Bot.)

Definition: A name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See Eugenia. C. S. Sargent. Ring stopper (Naut.), a short rope or chain passing through the anchor ring, to secure the anchor to the cathead.

– Stopper bolt (Naut.), a large ringbolt in a ship's deck, to which the deck stoppers are hooked.

Stop"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoppered; p. pr. & vb. n. Stoppering.]

Definition: To close or secure with a stopper.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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