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1a plug for sealing a hole, especially in the neck of a bottle or other container. 2a person or thing that halts or obstructs a specified thing: [in combination]:a crime-stopper (in soccer and other sports) a player whose function is to block attacks on goal from the middle of the field. Baseball a starting pitcher depended on to win a game or stop a losing streak, or a relief pitcher used to prevent the opposing team from scoring. (in sailing or climbing) a rope or clamp for preventing a rope or cable from running out.
verb (usually as adjective stoppered)
use a stopper to seal (a bottle or other container):a small stoppered jar