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Definition of "stopover" [stop•o•ver]

  • An interruption in the course of a journey for stopping or visiting at a certain place. (noun)
  • A place visited briefly in the course of a journey. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stopover" in a sentence
  • "New Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman didn't snip his career-long Detroit ties for a short-term stopover, and new Lightning coach Guy Boucher -- who worked with BriseBois with the Bulldogs last season -- isn't going to step into his first NHL coaching job with anything but unbridled commitment."
  • "Mostly it's known as a stopover point on shipping routes."
  • "Crammed aboard a banana freighter that charged $1,000 per refugee for the journey from Seville to New York, Brombert recalls a stopover in Bermuda, where "the British police, in their impeccably neat shorts, had contempt written all over their faces" as they inspected the bedraggled 1,200 passengers who had endured the ghastly voyage."