[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)
- Stonewall riot
Stonewall Riot definition A disturbance that grew out of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular hang-out for gays in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in 1969. Such raids long had been routine, but this one provoked a riot as the crowd fought back. The riot led to the formation of the Gay Liberation Front […]
- Stone walls do not a prison make
Stone walls do not a prison make definition External constraints cannot imprison someone whose spirit and thoughts are free. This saying is taken from a poem, “To Althea: From Prison,” by the seventeenth-century English poet Richard Lovelace.
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
verb (used with object) 1. to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear.