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stopple

[stop-uh l]Chiefly Northern U.S.
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noun
  1. a stopper, especially for a bottle.
verb (used with object), stop·pled, stop·pling.
  1. to close or fit with a stopple.

Origin of stopple

First recorded in 1350–1400, stopple is from the Middle English word stoppel. See stop, -le
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Examples from the Web for stopple

Historical Examples

  • There stood the morphine bottle with the stopple out, just as Tom had left it.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry

  • She broke the jar, not waiting to take out the stopple, and poured the oil upon his feet.

  • The heat will cause the oil to run down between the stopple and mouth.

  • These fumes issue sometimes in such abundance as to push out the stopple; which you must then replace, and slacken the fire.

  • A fid or stopple made of leather or oakum fitting in the vent of a piece to stop it against weather, &c.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth