Pet cock
pet pet, a. Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory; a pet animal. [1913 Webster]

Some young lady's pet curate. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]

{Pet cock}. [Perh. for petty cock.] (Mach.) A little faucet in a water pipe or pump, to let air out, or at the end of a steam cylinder, to drain it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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