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Meaning of stopper

stop•per

Pronunciation: (stop'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that stops.
  2. a plug, cork, bung, or other piece for closing a bottle, tube, drain, or the like.
  3. something or someone that commands attention, as an unusual window display or a flamboyant person.
  4. a card in a suit that prevents the successive taking of all tricks in the suit by the opponents.
  5. a formidably and consistently effective pitcher counted on to win, as a team's best starting pitcher or a superior reliever often called on to preserve a victory; pitching ace.
—v.t.
  1. to close, secure, or fit with a stopper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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