- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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
Word Origin and History for stoppered
"glass plug for a bottle neck," 1660s, agent noun from stop (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper