Meaning of “stopgap” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “stopgap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stopgapnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɑpˈɡæp/

something that can be used until something better or more permanent can be obtained:

Housing the homeless in shelters has to be seen as a stopgap measure.

(Definition of “stopgap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)