I. noun Etymology: Middle English stoppell, from stoppen to stop Date: 14th century something that closes an aperture ; stopper, plug II. transitive verb (stoppled; stoppling) Date: circa 1795 stopper

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  • Stopple — Stop ple, n. [Cf. G. st[ o]pfel, st[ o]psel. See {Stop}, n. & v. t.] That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper; as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stopple — Stop ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stoppled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stoppling}.] To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stopple — [stäp′əl] n. [ME stoppel, dim. < stoppen, to STOP] a stopper, or plug vt. stoppled, stoppling to close with a stopple …   English World dictionary

  • stopple — index damper (stopper), stop Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stopple — /stop euhl/, n., v., stoppled, stoppling. Chiefly Northern U.S. n. 1. a stopper, esp. for a bottle. v.t. 2. to close or fit with a stopple. [1350 1400; ME stoppel. See STOP, LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • stopple — stop•ple [[t]ˈstɒp əl[/t]] n. v. pled, pling 1) dial. a stopper, esp. for a bottle 2) dial. to close or fit with a stopple • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • stopple — /ˈstɒpəl/ (say stopuhl) Rare –noun 1. a stopper for a bottle or the like. –verb (t) (stoppled, stoppling) 2. to close or fit with a stopple. {stop + p + le} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stopple — n. & v. n. a stopper or plug. close with a stopple. Etymology: ME: partly f. STOP + LE(1), partly f. ESTOPPEL …   Useful english dictionary

  • stopple — 1. noun /ˈstɒpəl/ a plug, a stopper 2. verb /ˈstɒpəl/ to plug, to stop up …   Wiktionary

  • stopple — Synonyms and related words: bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bung, caulk, check valve, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, clog, clog up, cock, congest, constipate, cork, cover, dam, dam up, faucet, fill, fill up, foul, jam, lid, obstipate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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