Definition of Ball cock

1. Noun. Floating ball that controls level in a water tank.

Exact synonyms: Ballcock
Generic synonyms: Regulator

Definition of Ball cock

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of ballcock) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ball Cock

ball-valve thrombus
ball ache
ball and chain
ball and socket joint
ball and socket joints
ball bearing
ball bearings
ball boy
ball boys
ball carrier
ball carriers
ball cartridge
ball clay
ball club
ball cock (current term)
ball fern
ball field
ball flower
ball flowers
ball game
ball games
ball girl
ball girls
ball gown
ball hawk
ball hawking
ball hawks
ball in hand
ball lightning

Literary usage of Ball cock

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

1. The London Journal of Arts and Sciences by William Newton (1820)
"On an improved ball cock. To the Editor of the Journal of Art» and Sciences. ... the use of the common ball-cock as usually applied to water pipes in order ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1891)
"The head of water in the tank from which the orifices discharge is regulated by a ball cock, which only difiere from an ordinary ball cock in that the ball ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1840)
"ADR/VHAM S PATENT ball cock. iir,—Having observed in your last number a description and drawing of an improved ball cock worked by two ball levers and ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1922)
"A form of ball cock chiefly used for regulating the flow of water into low ... The cock here shown is called an elevated ball cock, as by the extension of ..."

5. Marketing and Housework Manual by S. Agnes Donham (1917)
"ball cockS The inlet of a modern water closet tank is regulated by a ball cock and float. The ball float rests on the surface of the water, ..."

6. Transactions (1871)
"As soon as the cistern is full the ball-cock placed on it closes, and the water rises to the cisterns on the upper stories, filling them in succession; ..."

7. Modern Plumbing Illustrated: A Comprehensive and Thoroughly Practical Work by Robert Macy Starbuck (1922)
"The indirect pressure ball cock, which is commonly used and least expensive, ... The direct pressure ball cock works on another principle than the indirect, ..."

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