Part of speech: noun

The act of stopping.

Part of speech: noun

A deduction from pay.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Clotilde Inez Mary Graves.
  3. Of these the curious stoppage of the library chimney was the least interesting. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.