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stopple

Definitions of stopple
  1. noun
    blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    synonyms: plug, stopper
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    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
    Tampax
    tampon used to absorb menstrual flow
    type of:
    block, blockage, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage
    an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  2. verb
    close or secure with or as if with a stopper
    synonyms: stopper
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    type of:
    plug, secure, stop up
    fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
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