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Meaning of STOPPER

Pronunciation:  'stâpur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
  2. [n]  (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"
  3. [n]  a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
  4. [n]  an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
  5. [v]  close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"

STOPPER is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: conversation stopper, plug, show-stopper, stopple, stopple
 See Also: act, bit, block, blockage, bung, closure, comment, cork, drainplug, fipple, number, occlusion, playing card, plug, remark, routine, secure, spigot, spile, stop, stop up, stoppage, tampion, tampon, tap, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.) 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.) 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.
  2. \Stop"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoppered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Stoppering}.]
    To close or secure with a stopper.