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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stopper  \Stop"per\,  n. 
  1.  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  --Totten. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stopper  \Stop"per\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stoppered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Stoppering}.] 
  To  close  or  secure  with  a  stopper. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  object  designed  to  fill  a  hole  tightly  [syn:  {plug},  {stopple}] 
  v  :  close  or  secure  with  or  as  if  with  a  stopper;  "She  stoppered 
  the  wine  bottle";  "The  mothers  stoppered  their  babies' 
  mouths  with  pacifiers" 

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