verb (used without object)
Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance and runs.
verb (used with object)
Informal. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation.
British. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling
: a new round of stonewall tactics.
Origin: Related forms
v. and adj. use of noun phrase stone wall