[ 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stopover

/ (ˈstɒpˌəʊvə) /


a stopping place on a journey

verb stop over

(intr, adverb) to make a stopover
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