The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt: called for a work stoppage. (noun)
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Use "stoppage" in a sentence
"Hey, Chris, get down from your high horse and instead of chastising us "Soccer Snobs" for using the term stoppage time, why not get your fellow anchors to actually pronounce players names correctly when reading the highlights."
"Mathieu Debuchy's winner in stoppage time gave Lille a 3-2 victory over champion Marseille in the French league on Saturday and improved his team's chances of securing a Champions League spot."
"Only a brilliant reaction save from Forster in stoppage time, after a Jennison Myrie-Williams shot was deflected, halted a stunning comeback."