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.

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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