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Definition of stopgap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stopgap

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɒpɡæp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːpɡæp//
 
 
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something that you use or do for a short time while you are looking for something better The arrangement was only intended as a stopgap. a stopgap measure
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stopgap