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stop·cock

 (stŏp′kŏk′)
n.
A valve that regulates the flow of fluid through a pipe; a faucet.

stopcock

(ˈstɒpˌkɒk)
n
(Building) a valve used to control or stop the flow of a fluid in a pipe

cock1

(kɒk)

n.
1. a male chicken; rooster.
2. the male of any bird, esp. of the gallinaceous kind.
3. Also called stopcock. a hand-operated valve or faucet that controls the flow of liquid or gas.
4. (in a firearm)
a. the part of the lock that, by its fall or action, causes the discharge; hammer.
b. the position of the hammer preparatory to firing, usu. drawn completely back.
5. Vulgar Slang. penis.
7. chief; leader.
8. Archaic. cockcrow.
v.t.
9. to draw back the hammer of (a firearm) preparatory to firing.
10. to draw back in preparation for throwing or hitting.
11. to set (a camera shutter) for tripping.
v.i.
12. to cock the hammer of a firearm.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cocc, c. Old Norse kokkr; orig. imitative]

cock2

(kɒk)

v.t.
1. to turn up or to one side, often in a jaunty manner: The puppy cocked its ear at the sound.
v.i.
2. to stand up conspicuously.
n.
3. the act of turning up or to one side, esp. in a jaunty manner.
[1705–15; probably v. use of cock1]

cock3

(kɒk)

n. North Midland U.S.
a conical pile of hay, dung, etc.
[1350–1400; Middle English; compare dial. German Kocke heap of hay or dung, Norwegian kok heap, lump; akin to Old Norse kǫkkr lump]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stopcock - faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquidstopcock - faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
faucet, spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
Translations
مِحْبَس الماء، أو أي سائِل
kohoutek
stophane
llave de cierre
pääventtiilisulkuventtiili
robinetrobinet d'arrêt
elzárócsap
krani, loki, ventill
rubinetto d'arrestorubinetto di arresto

stopcock

[ˈstɒpkɒk] Nllave f de paso

stopcock

[ˈstɒpkɒk] nrobinet m d'arrêt

stopcock

[ˈstɒpˌkɒk] nrubinetto di arresto

stop

(stop) past tense, past participle stopped verb
1. to (make something) cease moving, or come to rest, a halt etc. He stopped the car and got out; This train does not stop at Birmingham; He stopped to look at the map; He signalled with his hand to stop the bus.
2. to prevent from doing something. We must stop him (from) going; I was going to say something rude but stopped myself just in time.
3. to discontinue or cease eg doing something. That woman just can't stop talking; The rain has stopped; It has stopped raining.
4. to block or close. He stopped his ears with his hands when she started to shout at him.
5. to close (a hole, eg on a flute) or press down (a string on a violin etc) in order to play a particular note.
6. to stay. Will you be stopping long at the hotel?
noun
1. an act of stopping or state of being stopped. We made only two stops on our journey; Work came to a stop for the day.
2. a place for eg a bus to stop. a bus stop.
3. in punctuation, a full stop. Put a stop at the end of the sentence.
4. a device on a flute etc for covering the holes in order to vary the pitch, or knobs for bringing certain pipes into use on an organ.
5. a device, eg a wedge etc, for stopping the movement of something, or for keeping it in a fixed position. a door-stop.
ˈstoppage (-pidʒ) noun
(an) act of stopping or state or process of being stopped. The building was at last completed after many delays and stoppages.
ˈstopper noun
an object, eg a cork, that is put into the neck of a bottle, jar, hole etc to close it.
ˈstopping noun
a filling in a tooth. One of my stoppings has come out.
ˈstopcock noun
a tap and valve for controlling flow of liquid through a pipe.
ˈstopgap noun
a person or thing that fills a gap in an emergency. He was made headmaster as a stopgap till a new man could be appointed; (also adjective) stopgap arrangements.
ˈstopwatch noun
a watch with a hand that can be stopped and started, used in timing a race etc.
put a stop to
to prevent from continuing. We must put a stop to this waste.
stop at nothing
to be willing to do anything, however dishonest etc, in order to get something. He'll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
stop dead
to stop completely. I stopped dead when I saw him.
stop off
to make a halt on a journey etc. We stopped off at Edinburgh to see the castle.
stop over to make a stay of a night or more: We're planning to stop over in Amsterdam ( noun ˈstop-over)
stop up
to block. Some rubbish got into the drain and stopped it up.
References in classic literature ?
These were connected by means of pipes furnished with stopcocks.
The Stopcock Valve is manufactured for use in low and medium pressure lines using fluid or gas.
After checking the stopcock, he said he needed to fetch a spanner but never returned and later the pensioner discovered his wallet missing.
One man called at the Frankton Lane home of the 78 year old asking where the water stopcock was.
Results from a recently published study in the Journal of Outcomes Research(1), showed 74 percent of respondents -- including patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals -- preferred Kogenate(R) FS with BIO-SET(R) over the evaluated reconstitution methods (the standard reconstitution method and the plastic double-spike stopcock reconstitution device).
Braun is bringing surgical suites the Anesthesia Disinfection Workstation system, which can reduce the incidence of stopcock contamination, said Steve Weber, Director of Marketing, IV Systems, B.
But as we've had a deluge of leaks and floods of tears over water since last weekends maybe it's time somebody shouted stopcock.
In a second incident in Kibblesworth a man claimed he needed to turn off the stopcock because there was a burst main.
With a PTFE stopcock and FEP tubing, the hazards of broken glass tips and frozen stopcocks is eliminated.
The victim answered her door in London Road to a man who claimed his home was suffering from flooding and that he needed to check her stopcock.
Tenders are invited for supply of shut-off valves and check valves to 2 (valve check ball, a stopcock with a discharger, stopcock slide, filter for water meter to 2) Ofertata participants it shall be izgotvena accordance with the parameters and requirements of Vazlozhitelyav and in accordance technical specification and tender documentation.
Make sure that you know where your main stopcock is and can turn it on and off.