stoppage /sto'p*j/ n.
Extreme lossage that renders
something (usually something vital) completely unusable. "The
recent system stoppage was caused by a fried
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.
Stop"page (?), n.
The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce.
© Webster 1913.
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