stopgap
Adjective

stopgap (not comparable)

  1. Filling a gap or pause.
  2. Temporary; short-term.
    They put a stopgap solution in place, but need something more permanent.
Noun

stopgap (plural stopgaps)

  1. That which fills a gap or hiatus.
  2. (figuratively) A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained; that which serves as an expedient in an emergency; a band-aid solution.
    The small company uses their old product with a few kludged enhancements as a stopgap until they can develop a new product.
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