Definition of Stopple

1. Noun. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly.

Exact synonyms: Plug, Stopper
Generic synonyms: Block, Blockage, Closure, Occlusion, Stop, Stoppage
Specialized synonyms: Bung, Spile, Bottle Cork, Cork, Drainplug, Earplug, Fipple, Tampion, Tompion, Tampon, Spigot, Tap
Derivative terms: Plug, Stop, Stopper



2. Verb. Close or secure with or as if with a stopper. "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
Exact synonyms: Stopper
Generic synonyms: Plug, Secure, Stop Up
Derivative terms: Stopper

Definition of Stopple

1. n. That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper; as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.

2. v. t. To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.

Definition of Stopple

1. Noun. a plug, a stopper ¹

2. Verb. to plug, to stop up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stopple

1. to stopper [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES] - See also: stopper

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stopple

stopper knot
stopper knots
stoppered
stoppering
stoppers
stoppeth
stoppie
stoppies
stopping
stopping distance
stopping distances
stopping over
stopping point
stopping power
stoppings
stopple (current term)
stoppled
stopples
stoppling
stops
stops over
stopsign
stopsigns
stopstreet
stopt
stopwatch
stopwatches
stopword
stopwords
storabilities

Literary usage of Stopple

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1. The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC by Royal Society (Great Britain)., John Lowthorp (1749)
"Weeks forgotten -, we took out the stopple, and left it out for about half an Hour, but did not perceive the Liquor to have acquired any Colour, ..."

2. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1879)
"BENINCASA. a stopple 7. LUFFA. /3. Stamen* inserted below the mouth of the calyx-tube; anthers more or less cohering. ..."

3. Mechanics Magazine (1827)
"Let tire body be the glass stopple, represented in the succeeding figure. First counterpoise the stopple by means of a scale beam and weight*, ..."

4. A Compendium of the Course of Chemical Instruction in the Medical Department by Robert Hare (1836)
"143. Method of ascertaining the Specific Gravity of a Body heavier than Water. Rationale.—The weight requisite to sink the stopple, measures the resistance ..."

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