a machine for drilling rock from below.
noun 1. Marie Carmichael, 1880–1958, English scientist and birth control advocate. noun 1. any excavation made in a mine, especially from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and drifts. verb (used with or without object), stoped, stoping. 2. to mine or work by stopes. noun […]
adjective 1. (films) of or relating to animated films involving models, puppets, etc, in which each frame is photographed individually: stop-frame photography
noun 1. something that fills the place of something else that is lacking; temporary substitute; makeshift: Candles are a stopgap when the electricity fails. adjective 2. makeshift: This is only a stopgap solution. noun 1. a temporary substitute for something else (as modifier): a stopgap programme
adjective 1. (Brit) (of economic policy) characterized by deliberate alternate expansion and contraction of aggregate demand in an effort to curb inflation and eliminate balance of payments deficits, and yet maintain full employment