|1.||Also called: camphor ball a small ball of camphor or naphthalene used to repel clothes moths in stored clothing, blankets, etc|
|2.||put in mothballs to postpone work on (a project, activity, etc)|
|3.||to prepare (a ship, aircraft, etc) for a long period of storage by sealing all openings with plastic to prevent corrosion|
|4.||to take (a factory, plant, etc) out of operation but maintain it so that it can be used in the future|
|5.||to postpone work on (a project, activity, etc)|
see put in mothballs.