Stopcock
Stopcock Stop"cock`, n. 1. A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a pipe, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. The turning plug, stopper, or spigot of a faucet. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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  • stopcock — noun Date: 1584 a cock for stopping or regulating flow (as through a pipe) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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