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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.
brass stopcock,c p brass bib tap and c p brass pillar tap of techno/gem/agi/mbm make
know | where your stopcock is and make sure it works.
If a pipe bursts turn off the stopcock and call in a plumber.
21: Stopcock Market, Australia, 2010 C 2020 (US$ and AUS$)Figure 5.
ARE -HH HH-Water gushing everywhere All I could do was stand and stare The stopcock I could not reach Help I need I do beseech A call for help to repair Was put on hold to my despair All I could do was stand and cry But my priority was getting dry In the bedroom I went and fell All I could say was "Bloody Hell" An emergency call I had to send Care call came to save and mend My saviours said I could not stay But we will help you if we may They got on the phone and called around Until a care home they had found To Mandale House I have come And this is now my happy home Everyone here is helpful and kind That has given me peace of mind
The court heard Miss Shaw, 22, was advised by her mother to turn off the stopcock, inside a cupboard, when she found flooding in her West Bromwich flat.
My final tip is to make sure you know where in your home the stopcock can be turned off.
Find out where the main stopCOCK for your home is - this may help reduce the amount of damage in an emergency.
In addition to turning off the water supply to an empty property, the checklist also recommends: |The mains water tap or stopcock is securely locked to prevent vandals from restarting the flow of water, and water flow detectors installed.
Find out where your stopcock is located - it's better to know now in case you do ever suffer a leak
The firm are urging families to pay special attention to water tanks and pipes in unheated areas like lofts and garages, check for draughts around windows and doors - and insulate if needed - and find out where the property''s stopcock is.