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 ?
It seemed the cause of their vexation was the uncertain whereabouts of their chaps at times when nappies needed changing, ballcocks adjusting and plug-holes unblocking.
Only the Stockton chief reporter came to my aid, confidently talking about ballcocks and a "screw thingy".
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The plumber was soon tinkling the finale on the bathroom ballcocks with the dexterity of a percussionist in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and you may not be surprised to learn that he was finished in both bathrooms while I only managed to spring cold water from the radiator with no hiss at all of an escaping airlock.
On claims he told a valet to f-off for opening his bedroom curtains too early: Utter ballcocks.
The branch tips are sprayed with diluted white emulsion paint and they have used plywood for holly leaves with toilet ballcocks painted red for berries, with bulbs inside.
Ballcocks or inlet valves control the water supply to the toilet bowl and tank.
To the neutral viewer this documentary may have been a little too self-indulgent - a bit like watching plumbers talking about the best quality ballcocks.
THERE is a mesh grille behind the seats which stops order forms, paint pots and the plastic ballcocks from braining driver and mate when the driver exercises the ABS brakes.
The type to go for is the wiry bloke in his fifties with the pencil stub behind his ear and a steely look in his eyes that tells you he's fought a thousand ballcocks hand to hand and won.