Definition of Stopgap:

  1. A temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.

  2. Unplanned, often temporary, measures taken to fix an unexpected problem. For example, the Troubled Assets Relief Program can be seen as a stopgap for the economy when the financial markets collapsed.

Synonyms of Stopgap

Action, Ad hoc, Ad hoc measure, Ad lib, Ad libitum, Ad-lib, Ad-libbing, Alternate, Alternative, Answer, Arrangement, Artifice, Backup, Band-aid, Bung, Check valve, Cock, Contrivance, Cork, Counterfeit, Countermove, Coup, Course of action, Demarche, Dernier ressort, Device, Dodge, Dummy, Effort, Emergency, Equivalent, Ersatz, Expediency, Expedient, Extemporaneous, Extemporaneousness, Extemporariness, Extemporary, Extempore, Extemporization, Fake, Faucet, Gimmick, Imitation, Impromptu, Improvisation, Improvisational, Improvisatorial, Improvise, Improvised, Improvision, Improviso, Jury-rig, Jury-rigged, Jury-rigged expedient, Last expedient, Last resort, Last shift, Lid, Makeshift, Makeshifty, Maneuver, Means, Measure, Mock, Move, Off-the-cuff, Offhand, Peg, Phony, Pin, Pinch, Pis aller, Playing by ear, Plug, Pro tempore, Provisional, Proxy, Recourse, Refuge, Reserve, Resort, Resource, Rough-and-ready, Rough-and-tumble, Sea cock, Secondary, Shake-up, Shift, Solution, Spare, Spigot, Spike, Spile, Spill, Step, Stop, Stopper, Stopple, Stratagem, Stroke, Stroke of policy, Substitute, Tactic, Tap, Temporary, Temporary arrangement, Temporary expedient, Temporary measure, Tentative, Token, Trick, Trump, Unrehearsed, Utility, Valve, Vicarious, Working hypothesis, Working proposition, Temporary solution, Improvisation, Expedient, Makeshift, Last resort

How to use Stopgap in a sentence?

  1. Transplants are only a stopgap until more sophisticated alternatives can work.

Meaning of Stopgap & Stopgap Definition