[stop-uh l]Chiefly Northern U.S.
- a stopper, especially for a bottle.
- to close or fit with a stopple.
Origin of stopple
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Examples from the Web for stopple
There stood the morphine bottle with the stopple out, just as Tom had left it.Sixes and Sevens
She broke the jar, not waiting to take out the stopple, and poured the oil upon his feet.Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The heat will cause the oil to run down between the stopple and mouth.
These fumes issue sometimes in such abundance as to push out the stopple; which you must then replace, and slacken the fire.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
A fid or stopple made of leather or oakum fitting in the vent of a piece to stop it against weather, &c.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth