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petcock

noun pet·cock \ˈpet-ˌkäk\

Definition of PETCOCK

:  a small cock, faucet, or valve for releasing a gas (as air) or draining

Origin of PETCOCK

pet- (perhaps from petty) + cock
First Known Use: circa 1864

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