a stopper, or plug
Origin of stoppleMiddle English stoppel, diminutive from stoppen, to stop
transitive verb-·pled, -·pling
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)