[ stohn-wawl ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌwɔl /
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Informal. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation.
British. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.
Words nearby stonewall
Origin of stonewall
v. and adj. use of noun phrase stone wall
OTHER WORDS FROM stonewallstone·wall·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stonewaller
/ (ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl) /
(intr) cricket (of a batsman) to play defensively
to obstruct or hinder (parliamentary business)
Derived forms of stonewallstonewaller, noun
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