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Noun: stopper  stó-pu(r)
  1. An act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    - show-stopper, showstopper
     
  2. A remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    - conversation 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"
     
  4. Blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    - plug, stopple
Verb: stopper  stó-pu(r)
  1. Close or secure with or as if with a stopper
    "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers";
    - stopple

Derived forms: stoppers, stoppered, stoppering

Type of: act, bit, block, blockage, closure, comment, input, number, occlusion, playing card, plug, remark, routine, secure, stop, stop up, stoppage, turn

Encyclopedia: Stopper