Sea cock
Sea cock Sea" cock` 1. In a steamship, a cock or valve close to the vessel's side, for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The black-bellied plover. (b) A gurnard, as the European red gurnard ({Trigla pini}). [1913 Webster]


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  • sea|cock — «SEE KOK», noun. 1. (in a marine steam engine) a cock or valve in the injection water pipe which passes from the sea to the condenser. It is supplementary to the ordinary cock at the condenser and is intended to serve in case this should be… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sea cock — noun 1. : a cock or valve close to a ship s hull for opening or closing a pipe which communicates with the sea 2. : black bellied plover …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea cock — n. faucet or valve in a steamship found close to the side of the ship that is used for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea; European red gurnard; plover with a black belly …   English contemporary dictionary

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