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Meaning & Definition of Stopper in English

English

Stopper

/stɑpər/

noun

1. An act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

    synonym:
  • show-stopper
  • ,
  • showstopper
  • ,
  • stopper

2. A remark to which there is no polite conversational reply

    synonym:
  • conversation stopper
  • ,
  • stopper

3. (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit

  • "If my partner has a spade stopper i can bid no trump"
    synonym:
  • stopper

4. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

    synonym:
  • plug
  • ,
  • stopper
  • ,
  • stopple

verb

1. Close or secure with or as if with a stopper

  • "She stoppered the wine bottle"
  • "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers"
    synonym:
  • stopper
  • ,
  • stopple