|an instruction to a bank by the drawer of a cheque to refuse payment on it|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
Instruct a bank not to honor a check one has drawn, as in If that check was lost, we'll have to stop payment on it before issuing another. This usage was first recorded in 1722.