from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stopper; a plug.
- transitive v. To close with a stopper or plug.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a plug, a stopper
- v. to plug, to stop up
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper
- transitive v. To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper: as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.
- n. A plug sometimes inserted in certain finger-holes of a flute or flageolet to accommodate its scale to some unusual series.
- To stop or close with a stopple.
- n. Stubble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. close or secure with or as if with a stopper
- n. blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
Middle English stoppell, from Middle English stoppen, to stop; see stop.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Partly from stop, partly from estoppel. (Wiktionary)