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stopcock

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noun stop·cock \ˈstäp-ˌkäk\

Simple Definition of stopcock

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stopcock

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

Examples of stopcock in a sentence

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



1584

First Known Use of stopcock

1584


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