Definition of Stopcock

1. Noun. Faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid.

Exact synonyms: Cock, Turncock
Generic synonyms: Faucet, Spigot



Definition of Stopcock

1. n. A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a pipe, etc.

Definition of Stopcock

1. Noun. A valve, tap or faucet which regulates the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A main shutoff for water to a home from a municipal supply. Usually these valves exist in pairs, on outside the property boundary and one inside the property boundary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stopcock

1. a type of faucet [n -S] - See also: faucet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stopcock

stop short
stop sign
stop signs
stop someone in his tracks
stop the car
stop the lights
stop the presses
stop up
stop valve
stop word
stop words
stopband
stopbands
stopbank
stopbanks
stopcock (current term)
stopcocks
stope
stoped
stoper
stopers
stopes
stopgap
stopgaps
stoping
stopings
stopless
stoplight
stoplights
stoplist

Literary usage of Stopcock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
""A Combined stopcock and Capillary Connecting Tube for Gas Burettes. ... The three-way stopcock с in addition to controlling the flow of gas from the ..."

2. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"Fill the burette A with mercury by opening stopcock V and raising the level-bulb E. Turn stopcock / to such position that the burette A communicates with ..."

3. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"Fill the burette A with mercury by opening stopcock V and raising the level-bulb E. Turn stopcock J to such position that the burette A communicates with ..."

4. The Practical Draughtsman's Book of Industrial Design and Machinist's and by Charles A. Armengaud, William Johnson, Jules Amouroux (1854)
"THE PERSPECTIVE OF A stopcock, WITH A SPHERICAL BOSS. FIGURES 9 AND 10. 440. In carrying out the general principle, it will conceived that, in obtaining the ..."

5. Proceedings (1877)
"Under the footway, and outside each house or block, there was a stopcock on the house service pipe. Commencing at the one end of the district, ..."

6. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1884)
"One stopcock, c, as represented iu the drawing, closes both tubes. ... stopcock, putting the syringe into connection either with the discharge-pipe or the ..."

7. A Chemical Sign of Life by Shiro Tashiro (1917)
"Turn stopcock L 180° to the right, so that three arms are now in communication. Shut stopcock / and open 7 very carefully and shut 7. ..."

8. A Chemical Sign of Life by Shiro Tashiro (1917)
"Turn stopcock L 180° to the right, so that three arms are now in communication. Shut stopcock / and open 7 very carefully and shut 7. ..."

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