• WordNet 3.6
    • n stoppage the act of stopping something "the third baseman made some remarkable stops","his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
    • n stoppage an obstruction in a pipe or tube "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
    • n stoppage the state of inactivity following an interruption "the negotiations were in arrest","held them in check","during the halt he got some lunch","the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow","he spent the entire stop in his seat"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: August 9, 1173 marked the first day of construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was completed sometime in 1370 after two building stoppages. In 1178, when the tower was three stories tall, construction was halted for unknown reasons. It wasn't until 1272 that construction resumed, and that lasted until 1278 (the tower was seven stories at that point). In 1360, construction of the belfry that would eventually hold seven bells began.
    • n Stoppage The act of stopping, or arresting progress, motion, or action; also, the state of being stopped; as, the stoppage of the circulation of the blood; the stoppage of commerce.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stoppage The act of stopping, in any sense, or the state of being stopped; especially, a stopping of motion or procedure.
    • n stoppage A deduction made from pay or allowances to repay advances, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stoppage act of stopping: state of being stopped: an obstruction
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stoppen—O. Fr. estouper (Ice. stoppa, Ger. stopfen, to stuff); all from L. stupa, the coarse part of flax, tow.


In literature:

On the journey there was one stoppage quite close to London.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
It is vain to rest content with the stoppage of one leak in our ship if two other leaks are left open.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Their first warning of trouble came with the stoppage of the air-currents that supplied them with the very breath of life.
"Derrick Sterling" by Kirk Monroe
In the enforced leisure provided for him by the stoppage of compulsory recruitments, Eben McClure added to his knowledge.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
On that point she can bear no interference and no stoppages.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
The "Defiance" must go its twelve miles an hour including stoppages.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
But there was, after the New Year, a sudden stoppage of active movements on both sides.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
They explained the stoppage of the caravan, and pointed out the auto and the girls above.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
So help him Arithmetic, nothing could come of it, but a stoppage of all revolution.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
I remained so a day and a night, until the bowl came to a stoppage under a high island whereupon were trees overhanging the sea.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

In poetry:

I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears;
And caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts;
And buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts;
And rusted every bayonet with His tears.
"Soldier's Dream" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

Second weather-related stoppage halts game in 66th minute.
A stoppage-time equalizer from El Salvador midfielder Jaime Alas ended the United States' hopes of qualifying for the Olympic men's soccer tournament Monday in Nashville, Tenn.
El Salvador scored a goal in stoppage time to end the US U23's Olympic hopes.
When the four minutes of stoppage time finally ran out to end the game, Reading United A.C. Coach Brendan Burke immediately headed from the bench to the field.
Parties reach tentative agreement in Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach work stoppage.
Samsung Electronics on Aug 6 claimed that its production stoppage last week at its main plants for NAND flash chips will have little impact on the supply of the chip and on its bottom line.
Victor Moses' stoppage-time winner rescued Chelsea's Champions League campaign last night.
Ocean carriers say plans to impose congestion surcharges if there's an International Longshoremen's Association work stoppage are precautionary steps and that the charges could be adjusted.
(AP) — Kyle Beckerman's goal in stoppage time capped a furious come-from-behind rally for Real Salt Lake in a 3-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Colin Clark converted a penalty kick in stoppage time to give the Houston Dynamo a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Thursday night.
The National Retail Federation urged the International Longshoremen's Association and waterfront employers to resume negotiations and avoid a work stoppage when the current East and Gulf Coast labor contract expires Sept 30.
The extended construction stoppage due to funding difficulties during the recession forced work to halt.
"We have to stop the cycle of work stoppages," Whitney told Friday.
The Electro-Sensors M100T and M5000T speed switches are complete rotation monitoring systems ideal for detecting unwanted slow down or stoppage of process equipment.
Later, two ferries docked at Dover as the boat company moved to crush the work stoppage.

In science:

Rather, if a generator is turned on at time t, it must remain on for at least Ton time, during which we say that the generator is unavailable for stoppage.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
More specifically, one can obtain energy supply from external sources when local generators are unavailable for service, and keep local generators on for a minimum Ton period when they are unavailable for stoppage.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
They interpret a possible stoppage of LHC by a card game as an example of backward causality, that some event in future (production of Higgs particles) prearranges conditions today in order not to happen.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
This will concern a short time Δt before the stoppage.
On the complexity/criticality of Jamming during the discharge of granular matter from a silo
Here overall meters of cloth weaved by a machine in one shift will be considered. For calculations of efficiency there were various disadvantages like loss of data, error due to machine stoppage, manual error etc.
System on Programable Chip for Performance Estimation of Loom Machine