[stohn-waw-ling] /ˈstoʊnˌwɔ lɪŋ/
the act of stalling, evading, or filibustering, especially to avoid revealing politically embarrassing information.
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)


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