verb (used without object)
to engage in stonewalling.
British. filibuster (def 3).
Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance and runs.
verb (used with object)
Informal. to block, stall, or resist intentionally:
lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation.
British. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
pertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling:
a new round of stonewall tactics.
(intransitive) (cricket) (of a batsman) to play defensively
to obstruct or hinder (parliamentary business)
[stohn-waw-ling] /ˈstoʊnˌwɔ lɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of stalling, evading, or filibustering, especially to avoid revealing politically embarrassing information. verb (used without object) 1. to engage in stonewalling. 2. British. filibuster (def 3). 3. Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of batting it for distance […]
- Stonewall riot
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- Stone walls do not a prison make
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noun 1. a hard, opaque, vitrified ceramic ware. noun 1. a hard opaque pottery, fired at a very high temperature adjective 2. made of stoneware