Definition of stopple in English:

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stopple

Pronunciation: /ˈstäpəl/
North American

noun

A stopper or plug.
Example sentences
  • The advantage of a bottle stopple is that it will require less copper during the cleaning process.
  • The stopple prevents inadvertent ejection of material stored in the hollow needle/push rod assembly.
  • But word soon came over a radio that no stopples for pipelines this large could be found in the region on short notice.

verb

[with object]
Seal with a stopper.

Origin

Middle English: partly a shortening of Old French estouppail 'bung', reinforced by the verb stop.

Words that rhyme with stopple

hopple, popple, topple

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: stop·ple

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