angle stop

noun

: a small valve often used in household plumbing that is placed where a pipe changes directions at a right angle : angle valve
The little valves under the sink that are used to turn the water off to the faucet are called angle stops. The problem with these is that it takes forever to shut them off, and once turned off, they usually leak.Morris Carey et al., Springfield (Massachusetts) Sunday Republican, 30 July 2006

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle stop was in 1905

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“Angle stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20stop. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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