What does the word stoppage mean?

Usage examples for stoppage

  1. They had gone on in the morning where the road was more difficult, and after our mid- day stoppage the Dominie and I took the lead. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. At every rumble and stoppage of wheels in the street, at every ring, he made sure that she was coming. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. Of these the curious stoppage of the library chimney was the least interesting. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson