Stop"per (?), n.


One who stops, closes, shuts, or hinders; that which stops or obstructs; that which closes or fills a vent or hole in a vessel.

2. Naut.

A short piece of rope having a knot at one or both ends, with a lanyard under the knot, -- used to secure something.


3. Bot.

A name to several trees of the genus Eugenia, found in Florida and the West Indies; as, the red stopper. See Eugenia.

C. S. Sargent.

Ring stopper Naut., a short rope or chain passing through the anchor ring, to secure the anchor to the cathead. -- Stopper bolt Naut., a large ringbolt in a ship's deck, to which the deck stoppers are hooked.


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Stop"per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoppered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stoppering.]

To close or secure with a stopper.


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