Dictionary

stopcock

stopcock

noun stop·cock \ˈstäp-ˌkäk\

: a device used for controlling or stopping the flow of a liquid or gas through a pipe

Full Definition of STOPCOCK

:  a cock for stopping or regulating flow (as through a pipe)

Examples of STOPCOCK

  1. <a mechanical engineer who designs industrial valves and stopcocks>

First Known Use of STOPCOCK

1584

Related to STOPCOCK

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: stop–cylinder pressPrevious Word in the Dictionary: stop clockAll Words Near: stopcock
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears