seacock

[ see-kok ]
/ ˈsiˌkɒk /
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noun Nautical.

a valve in the hull of a vessel for admitting outside water into some part of the hull, as a ballast tank.

Nearby words

  1. seabright bantam syndrome,
  2. seabury,
  3. seabury, samuel,
  4. seacoal,
  5. seacoast,
  6. seadog,
  7. seadrome,
  8. seafarer,
  9. seafaring,
  10. seafloor

Origin of seacock

First recorded in 1660–70; sea + cock1

Also called sea connection.

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seacock

/ (ˈsiːˌkɒk) /

noun

nautical a valve in the hull of a vessel below the water line for admitting sea water or for pumping out bilge water
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