stoppage

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From stop +‎ -age.

NounEdit

stoppage (plural stoppages)

  1. A pause or halt of some activity.
    • 1961 February, “Talking of Trains: Automated trains in New York”, in Trains Illustrated, page 78:
      The brakes were specially developed by the Westinghouse Air Brake Company to provide smooth stoppages under automatic operation.
    Synonyms: hiatus, moratorium, recess; see also Thesaurus:pause
  2. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity; a blockage or obstruction.

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