stopcock

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noun stop·cock \ˈstäp-ˌkäk\

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


STOPCOCK Defined for English Language Learners

stopcock

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noun stop·cock \ˈstäp-ˌkäk\

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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