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stopple

[ stop-uh l ]
/ ˈstɒp əl /
Chiefly Northern U.S.
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noun

a stopper, especially for a bottle.

verb (used with object), stop·pled, stop·pling.

to close or fit with a stopple.

RELATED WORDS

nozzle, valve, blockade, clog, fill, pack, seal, wedge, spigot, occlusion, connection, cork, filling, river, fitting, bung, tampon, plug, spike, stopper

Nearby words

stopped diapason, stopper, stopping, stopping by woods on a snowy evening, stopping power, stopple, stops, stopt, stopwatch, stopword, storable

Origin of stopple

First recorded in 1350–1400, stopple is from the Middle English word stoppel. See stop, -le
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