Definition of stopgap in English:
A temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need: transplants are only a stopgap until more sophisticated alternatives can work
More example sentences
- That's the thing about ‘interim’ constitutions: They're stopgaps and place-holders until the real thing can be thrashed out.
- However, yesterday, the muddy white sheets were also on their way to the dump after being used as a stopgap measure to hold back the floods.
- The monarchical institutions established in 1814 were thus no more than a temporary stopgap.
Words that rhyme with stopgapmayhap • mishap • madcap
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