- a person or thing that stops.
- a plug, cork, bung, or other piece for closing a bottle, tube, drain, or the like.
- Informal. something or someone that commands attention, as an unusual window display or a flamboyant person.
- Cards. a card in a suit that prevents the successive taking of all tricks in the suit by the opponents.
- Baseball Slang. a formidably and consistently effective pitcher counted on to win, as a team's best starting pitcher or a superior reliever often called on to preserve a victory; pitching ace.
- to close, secure, or fit with a stopper.
Origin of stopper
Related Words for stopperedcrowded, teeming, overcrowded, jammed, choked, glutted, hinder, inhibit, thwart, stymie, retard, stonewall, interfere, stall, impede, curb, obscure, hamper, block, clog
Examples from the Web for stoppered
Historical Examples of stoppered
There are pedants and bigots who insist that the jug must be stoppered with a corncob.Pipefuls
Pound and thoroughly mix, and keep in stoppered bottles or canisters.Practical Taxidermy
Macerate for 10 days in a stoppered bottle, express, and filter.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Runaway River is stoppered like with a cork in the neck of a bottle.The Heart of Canyon Pass
Thomas K. Holmes
Leave the bottle, stoppered of course, for about a week in a dark place.Soap-Bubbles
C. V. Boys
- Also: stopple (ˈstɒpəl) a plug or bung for closing a bottle, pipe, duct, etc
- a person or thing that stops or puts an end to something
- bridge another name for stop (def. 39)
- Also: stopple (tr) to close or fit with a stopper
"glass plug for a bottle neck," 1660s, agent noun from stop (v.).