Definitions for: Stopper

[n] blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
[n] (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"
[n] a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
[n] an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
[v] close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"

Webster (1913) Definition: Stop"per, n.
1. One who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops
or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in
a vessel.

2. (Naut.) A short piece of rope having a knot at one or both
ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure
something. --Totten.

3. (Bot.) A name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found
in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See
Eugenia. --C. S. Sargent.

Ring stopper (Naut.), a short rope or chain passing through
the anchor ring, to secure the anchor to the cathead.

Stopper bolt (Naut.), a large ringbolt in a ship's deck, to
which the deck stoppers are hooked.

Stop"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoppered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Stoppering.]
To close or secure with a stopper.

Synonyms: conversation stopper, plug, show-stopper, stopple, stopple

See Also: act, bit, block, blockage, bung, closure, comment, cork, drainplug, fipple, number, occlusion, playing card, plug, remark, routine, secure, spigot, spile, stop, stop up, stoppage, tampion, tampon, tap, turn

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