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A stopper; a plug.
tr.v. stop·pled, stop·pling, stop·ples
To close with a stopper or plug.
[Middle English stoppell, from Middle English stoppen, to stop; see stop.]
another word for stopper1
another word for stopper4
n., v. -pled, -pling. n.
1. a stopper, esp. for a bottle.v.t.
2. to close or fit with a stopple.
Past participle: stoppled
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|Noun||1.||stopple - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly|
blockage, stoppage, occlusion, closure, block, stop - an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
drainplug - a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
earplug - a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
fipple - a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
tampon - plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
|Verb||1.||stopple - close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"|