Stope, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stoping.] (Mining) (a) To excavate in the form of stopes. (b) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
Sto"pen(?), } p. p. of Step. Stepped; gone; advanced. [Obs.]
A poor widow, somedeal stope in age.Chaucer.
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