Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

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