stopple

stopple

[stop-uhl] Chiefly Northern U.S.
noun
1.
a stopper, especially for a bottle.
verb (used with object), stoppled, stoppling.
2.
to close or fit with a stopple.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English stoppel. See stop, -le

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stopple

noun
1. blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly [syn: plug

verb
1. close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their babies' mouths with pacifiers" [syn: stopper
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