What does the word stoppage mean?

Usage examples for stoppage

  1. 2. But now a faint tick was heard below from the pendulum, who spoke thus: " I confess myself to be the sole cause of the present stoppage; and I am willing, for the general satisfaction, to assign my reasons. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  2. Corey himself testified at his preliminary examination, and the court tried to make it evidence of diabolism, that, twice at least, when attempting to pray, there was more or less stoppage of his utterance. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  3. We will assume that at the time of the stoppage the pilot is over a forest where it is quite impossible to land. – The Mastery of the Air by William J. Claxton

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