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stopping

[ stop-ing ]
/ ˈstɒp ɪŋ /
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noun Mining.

a barrier erected to prevent the flow of air or gas.

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Origin of stopping

1700–05; special use of stopping, verbal noun of stop; see -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for stopping

stopping
/ (ˈstɒpɪŋ) /

noun

British informal a dental filling
a solid barrier in a mine tunnel to seal off harmful gases, fire, fresh air from used air, etc

adjective

mainly British making many stops in a journeya stopping train
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