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Dictionary definition for: Stopper

1. (n) blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly

2. (v) close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She stoppered the wine bottle" "The mothers stoppered their babies" mouths with pacifiers"

3. (n) an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down

4. (n) a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply

5. (n) (bridge) a playing card with a value sufficiently high to insure taking a trick in a particular suit; "if my partner has a spade stopper I can bid no trump"

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