AskDefine | Define stopple

Dictionary Definition

stopple n : blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly [syn: plug, stopper] v : close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers" [syn: stopper]

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English

Etymology

Partly from stop, partly from estoppel.

Pronunciation

  • /'stɒpəl/

Noun

  1. a plug, a stopper

Verb

  1. to plug, to stop up
    • 1605: Shut your mouth, dame, / Or with this paper shall I stopple it. — William Shakespeare, King Lear V.iii

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bung, caulk, check valve, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, clog, clog up, cock, congest, constipate, cork, cover, dam, dam up, faucet, fill, fill up, foul, jam, lid, obstipate, obstruct, pack, peg, pin, plug, plug up, sea cock, spigot, spike, spile, spill, stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up, stopgap, stopper, stuff, stuff up, tap, valve
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