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[stop-oh-ver] /ˈstɒpˌoʊ vər/
a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends.
such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket originally issued.
Origin of stopover
First recorded in 1860-65; noun use of verb phrase stop over Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Almost all towns have stopover books nowadays, and a good thing, too.

    Stopover William Gerken
  • We are bound for San Francisco, with a stopover at Nagasaki.

    At the Fall of Port Arthur

    Edward Stratemeyer
  • She had learned that the tickets permitted a stopover in Vienna.

    The Slim Princess George Ade
  • They mean to swim to the island opposite without any stopover, and are watched by an admiring crowd of youngsters.

    Camping Alexandra G. Lockwine
  • Benefits resulting from the stopover in the Indies were countered by the considerable exposure to tropical infections.

British Dictionary definitions for stopover


a stopping place on a journey
(intransitive, adverb) to make a stopover
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Word Origin and History for stopover

1881, from stop + over.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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