Definition of stopple in English:

stopple

Line breaks: stop¦ple
Pronunciation: /ˈstɒp(ə)l
 
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North American

noun

  • A stopper or plug.
    More 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

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  • Seal with a stopper.

Origin

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

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