stopcock

noun stop·cock \ ˈstäp-ˌkäk \

Definition of stopcock

: 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

First Known Use of stopcock

1584

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stopcock Synonyms

Synonyms

cock, faucet, gate, spigot, tap, valve;

Related Words

hydrant, spout;

petcock;


STOPCOCK Defined for English Language Learners

stopcock

Definition of stopcock for English Language Learners

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



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