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 for stopper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
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     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.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stopper \Stop"per\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoppered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Stoppering.]
     To close or secure with a stopper.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an act so striking or impressive that the show must be
           delayed until the audience quiets down [syn: show-
           stopper, showstopper, stopper]
      2: a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
         [syn: conversation stopper, stopper]
      3: (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"
      4: blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole
         tightly [syn: plug, stopper, stopple]
      v 1: close or secure with or as if with a stopper; "She
           stoppered the wine bottle"; "The mothers stoppered their
           babies' mouths with pacifiers" [syn: stopper, stopple]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "stopper":
     KO, bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bonnet, bung, cap, caulk,
     ceil, check valve, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, clincher,
     clog, clog up, close, cock, coif, congest, constipate, cork, cover,
     crown, crusher, dam, dam up, death stroke, deathblow, dome,
     end-all, ender, faucet, fill, fill up, final stroke, finisher,
     finishing stroke, foul, hat, hood, jam, kayo, kayo punch, knockout,
     knockout blow, last dab, lid, obstipate, obstruct, occlude,
     operculum, pack, peg, pin, plug, plug up, quietus, roof, roof in,
     sea cock, settler, sockdolager, spigot, spike, spile, spill,
     stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up, stopgap, stopple, stuff,
     stuff up, tap, tip, top, valve

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