stoppage-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of halted activity, deactivation

Commentary: STOPPAGE[+state][+halted][+of_activity]

There has been a work stoppage at the mill for two weeks while the new contract is being negotiated.
The earthquake has resulted in a general stoppage of basic services to the community.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a physical obstruction to a passage, blockage

Commentary: STOPPAGE[+form][+physical][+obstruction][+of_passage]

This fluid is good for clearing out stoppages in your drains.
The doctor suspects a stoppage in the patient's upper GI tract.
Silt has effectively created a stoppage at the mouth of the river.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an instance of halting some motion

Commentary: STOPPAGE[+event][+instance][+halting][+motion]

The stoppage of the ball was achieved by a lineman who tackled the quarterback.
The terrible noise was the stoppage of our rotary engine.
The outfielder's stoppage of the ball prevented a home run.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a knockout in boxing

Commentary: STOPPAGE[+event][+knockout][+boxing]

The heavyweight's stoppage of his opponent occurred in just three rounds.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c