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[stop-oh-ver] /ˈstɒpˌoʊ vər/
a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends.
such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket originally issued.
Origin of stopover
1860-65; noun use of verb phrase stop over Unabridged
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Examples from the web for stopover
  • Visits now entailed six hours and a stopover in each direction, and the separation felt completely unfair.
  • Global warming only twists the knife by making usual stopover sites even less hospitable.
  • Horseshoe crabs are being overfished, resulting in insufficient food for the red knots during this stopover.
  • So, having these stopover spots is pretty critical for the overall breeding success along with these different migratory species.
  • It became a major stopover for migrating birds and a prime fishing site.
  • One hotspot is a crucial stopover for migrating monarch butterflies.
  • Many birds use so-called stopover sites during long-distance migrations where they rest and feed.
  • Satellites can be used to locate stopover points and habitats, generating data to help conservation.
  • The region's wetlands, once critical stopover points for migrating birds, are getting choked off.
  • In addition, split tickets allow consumers to select preferred airlines and create a stopover vacation.
British Dictionary definitions for stopover


a stopping place on a journey
(intransitive, adverb) to make a stopover
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Word Origin and History for stopover

1881, from stop + over.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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