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stoppage Syllabification: stop·page
Pronunciation: /ˈstäpij/

Definition of stoppage in English:


1An instance of movement, activity, or supply stopping or being stopped: the result of the air raid was complete stoppage of production
More example sentences
  • Residents of Viewmount and Powerscourt have experienced stoppages of their water supply during the last week, from late night until around seven the next morning.
  • Besides production, the fertilizer companies also use natural gas for fuel, and because of the stoppage in their supplies they were unable to deliver their remaining fertilizer stock to market.
  • Some 46 prohibition notices were served, which required the immediate stoppage of particular work activities or prohibiting the use of machinery until it was made safe.
discontinuation, stopping, halting, cessation, termination, end, finish;
interruption, suspension, breaking off
1.1A blockage in a narrow passage, such as the barrel of a gun.
1.2A cessation of work by employees protesting the terms set by their employers.
Example sentences
  • Some teachers could go on strike, take rolling strike stoppages, and not have their pay deducted for non-performance in the classroom.
  • On Monday a mass meeting of the workers voted for a 24-hour strike and a campaign of rolling strikes and stoppages.
  • To date the unions have restricted workers' opposition to protest stoppages and futile appeals to the state and national government.
industrial action
1.3 Boxing A knockout.
Example sentences
  • Harrison, who had refused to predict a knockout or stoppage during the pre-fight hype, admitted he was unconcerned about how he retained his title.
  • His record of 28 knockouts includes stoppages of many experienced boxers.
  • When Wilson got up he was greeted by a big uppercut followed by a right and the stoppage.

Words that rhyme with stoppage

equipage • warpage

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