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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. He joined to these a spiral, two inches in diameter, which terminated in two branch pieces of unequal length, the longer of which, however, was twenty-five feet in height and the shorter only fifteen feet.
He lured the 83-year-old down to her basement where he said he needed to see the stopcock, police said.
The Black family were left with a floody mess after a mains water stopcock blew, wrecking their house.
Four of the sub-assemblies include both female and male luer locks, and one contains a stopcock. All five are assembled with female and male caps and various tubing lengths.
Take steps to protect your home against the elements know where your stopcock is WITH snow and ice-cold winds sweeping across the country in recent days, it's important to maintain your home against the elements - or potentially face a big bill.
We have lived for years with organisations blackmailing us with oil, and now we have a new master with its hand on the stopcock.
(8,10-12) Nurses facilitate CSF drainage by opening a stopcock near the transducer to allow passive drainage of CSF; however, opening the stopcock to drain CSF disables the ability to monitor ICP.
ONE IN FOUR 'H R AVE A NEVER LOOKED FOR STOPCOCK' A quarter (25%) of people have never tried to locate their stopcock, according to research from Direct Line Home Insurance.
Some of you might need to ask directions to the stopcock.
know | where your stopcock is and make sure it works.