ball cock


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ball cock

n.
A self-regulating device controlling the supply of water in a tank, cistern, or toilet by means of a float connected to a valve that opens or closes with a change in water level.

ball cock

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ballcock

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a device for regulating the flow of a liquid into a tank, cistern, etc, consisting of a floating ball mounted at one end of an arm and a valve on the other end that opens and closes as the ball falls and rises with the water level in the cistern

ball′ cock`


n.
a device for regulating water in a tank, consisting of a valve connected to a floating ball that by its rise or fall shuts or opens the valve.
[1780–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ball cock - floating ball that controls level in a water tankball cock - 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

ball cock

[ˈbɔːlˌkɒk] ngalleggiante m (in serbatoio)
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