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EtymologyEdit

Recorded in Old French as estoper, estuper. From Vulgar Latin stuppāre, from Latin stuppa. Equivalent to étoupe +‎ -er. Compare Occitan estopar, Italian stoppare, Old Spanish estopar; cf. also Romanian astupa, Romansh stuppar, Venetian stupar, Sicilian stuppari.

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étouper

  1. to caulk (block using oakum or by extension another similar material)

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