stoppage Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “stoppage” - English Dictionary

Definition of "stoppage" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

stoppagenoun [C]

 us   /ˈstɑp·ɪdʒ/
a ​time when ​work is ​stopped because of a ​disagreement between ​workers and employers: After a two-day ​work stoppage in early ​July, another ​strikestarted in ​September.
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "stoppage" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

stoppagenoun [C]

uk   /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/  us   /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/

stoppage noun [C] (NOT WORKING)

a ​time when ​work is ​stopped because of a ​disagreement between ​workers and ​employers

stoppage noun [C] (MONEY)

UK (US and Australian English deduction) an ​amount that is taken away from the ​money that you are ​paid before you ​officiallyreceive it: Stoppages ​include things like ​pensioncontributions and ​nationalinsurance.

stoppage noun [C] (FOOTBALL)

a ​time during a ​footballmatch when the ​game is ​stopped because of an ​injury to a ​player: In a ​cupfinal, if the ​teams are ​level after 90 ​minutesplus any ​timeadded on for stoppages, they ​playextratime.

stoppage noun [C] (BUS)

Indian English an ​occasion when a ​busstops to ​allowpassengers to get on and off
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "stoppage" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

stoppagenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when ​employeesstopworking because of a disagreement with ​management about ​pay, ​holidays, etc.: a one-day/24-hour, etc. stoppage The tube ​drivers' two-day stoppage did not cause the ​travel chaos that was feared.call/organize/stage a stoppage The Communication Workers Union called a one-day stoppage ​following the ​breakdown of ​talks over ​pay. The company's ​performance was affected by work stoppages at several North American ​manufacturers. begin/​join a stoppage production stoppages
stoppages [plural] HR, WORKPLACE, FINANCE an ​amount that an ​employertakes from the ​money you ​earn before you receive it to ​pay for ​tax, ​healthinsurance, etc.: The Profit Share Scheme ​allows you to ​buyshares in your ​firm out of your ​paypacket before stoppages.
(Definition of stoppage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stoppage”
in Chinese (Simplified) 罢工, 停工,罢工…
in Turkish iş bırakma, grev…
in Russian прекращение работы, забастовка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罷工, 停工,罷工…
in Polish przerwa w pracy, strajk…
What is the pronunciation of stoppage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day