stonewall

[ stohn-wawl ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌwɔl /

verb (used without object)

to engage in stonewalling.
Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance and runs.

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.

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.

Origin of stonewall

v. and adj. use of noun phrase stone wall

OTHER WORDS FROM stonewall

stone·wall·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stonewaller

stonewall
/ (ˌstəʊnˈwɔːl) /

verb

(intr) cricket (of a batsman) to play defensively
to obstruct or hinder (parliamentary business)

Derived forms of stonewall

stonewaller, noun
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