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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stop·per /ˈstɑpɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole
           tightly [syn: plug, stopple]
      2: an act so striking or impressive that the show must be
         delayed until the audience quiets down [syn: show-stopper,
      3: a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
         [syn: conversation stopper]
      4: (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"
      v : close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered
          the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies'
          mouths with pacifiers" [syn: stopple]