stoppage

Definitions of stoppage
  1. noun
    the act of stopping something
    “his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood”
    synonyms: stop
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    stand-down, standdown
    (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    haemostasia, haemostasis, hemostasia, hemostasis
    surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
  2. noun
    the state of inactivity following an interruption
    synonyms: arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop
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    types:
    countercheck
    a check that restrains another check
    logjam
    any stoppage attributable to unusual activity
    type of:
    inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
    the state of being inactive
  3. noun
    an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    synonyms: block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop
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    breech closer, breechblock
    a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
    plug, stopper, stopple
    blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    vapor lock, vapour lock
    a stoppage in a pipeline caused by gas bubbles (especially a stoppage that develops in hot weather in an internal-combustion engine when fuel in the gas line boils and forms bubbles that block the flow of gasoline to the carburetor)
    bung, spile
    a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    bottle cork, cork
    the plug in the mouth of a bottle (especially a wine bottle)
    drainplug
    a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin
    earplug
    a plug of cotton, wax, or rubber that is fitted into the ear canal for protection against the entry of water or loud noise
    fipple
    a wooden plug forming a flue pipe (as the mouthpiece of a recorder)
    tampion, tompion
    plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture
    tampon
    plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
    spigot, tap
    a plug for a bunghole in a cask
    type of:
    impediment, impedimenta, obstructer, obstruction, obstructor
    any structure that makes progress difficult
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