A marble-sized ball, originally of camphor but now of naphthalene, stored with clothes to repel moths.
To remove (a ship, for example) from active service or use and put into protective storage.
In storage or reserve.
A mothball fleet.
A small ball of naphthalene or, sometimes, camphor, the fumes of which repel moths, as from woolens or furs.
To defer indefinitely; shelve.
Mothball a project.
To store with protective covering or set aside indefinitely for possible future use.
A condition of long storage for possible future use.
Put the battleship into mothballs.
A condition of being set aside or discarded.
Have put the plan into mothballs.