stopcock

noun
stop·​cock | \ ˈstäp-ˌkäk How to pronounce stopcock (audio) \

Definition of stopcock

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

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Synonyms for stopcock

Synonyms

cock, faucet, gate, spigot, tap, valve

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Examples of stopcock in a Sentence

a mechanical engineer who designs industrial valves and stopcocks

First Known Use of stopcock

1584, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stopcock was in 1584

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stopcock

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stopcock

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

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