Meaning of STOPPER in English


I. ˈstä-pər noun

Date: 15th century

1. : one that brings to a halt or causes to stop operating or functioning : check : as

a. : a playing card that will stop the running of a suit

b. : a baseball pitcher depended on to win important games or to stop a losing streak ; also : an effective relief pitcher

2. : one that closes, shuts, or fills up ; specifically : something (as a bung or cork) used to plug an opening

II. transitive verb

( stop·pered ; stop·per·ing -p(ə-)riŋ)

Date: circa 1769

: to close or secure with or as if with a stopper

stopper the bottle

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.