ballcock


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Noun1.ballcock - floating ball that controls level in a water tankballcock - floating ball that controls level in a water tank
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
Translations
kohoutek s kulovým plovákem
kugleventil
golyósszelep
vatnsventill meî flotholti
kohútik s guľovým plavákom
bilyeli valf

ballcock

[ˈbɔːlkɒk] Nllave f de bola or de flotador

ball1

(boːl) noun
1. anything roughly round in shape. a ball of wool.
2. a round object used in games. a tennis ball.
3. balls (plural) (slang) testicles.
ˌball-ˈbearings noun plural
in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.
ˈballcock noun
a valve in a cistern.
ˈballpoint noun
a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.
adjective
a ballpoint pen.
on the ball
quick, alert and up-to-date. The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set, keep the ball rolling
to start or keep something going, especially a conversation. He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.
References in periodicals archive ?
The national anthem was a version of Colonel Bogey, and King Richard's royal regalia included an orb made from a ballcock dipped in gold paint.
1910: Thomas Crapper, British plumber who patented the floating ballcock.
The project involved laying a pipe from the stream to a trough, with the flow regulated by a ballcock.
A police spokeswoman said: "He went upstairs with the victim and asked her to hold the ballcock in the toilet cistern while he went downstairs.
It was finding myself late last Wednesday night with a spanner poised over a broken ballcock that made me question the whole business of sexual equality.
Using the loo had meant carting a bucket of water along until Ricky figured that it was a simple ballcock problem which he - in true Albert Square style - has sorted
The vital piece of information required to solve the puzzle is contained in a cracked ballcock in the toilet housed in the tumbledown outbuildings of my suburban home.
Becoming flushed with success:I have spent the past week fiddling with my ballcock.
He maintains he is simply "keeping an eye" on his interests: a veiled reference to a time, many years ago, when I flooded both our properties while fixing a wonky ballcock.
after attempting a little late-night DIY plumbing, snapping the arm of the ballcock and watching in horror as the interior of the toilet tank began to resemble a tidal wave.