a stopper, or plug
Origin of stoppleMiddle English stoppel, diminutive ; from stoppen, to stop
to close with a stopple
A stopper; a plug.
transitive verbstop·pled, stop·pling, stop·ples
To close with a stopper or plug.
Origin of stoppleMiddle English stoppell, from Middle English stoppen, to stop; see stop.
(third-person singular simple present stopples, present participle stoppling, simple past and past participle stoppled)