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stop•gap



Pronunciation: (stop'gap"), [key]
n.
something that fills the place of something else that is lacking; temporary substitute; makeshift: Candles are a stopgap when the electricity fails.

adj.
makeshift: This is only a stopgap solution.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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