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stopcock

[ stop-kok ]
/ ˈstɒpˌkɒk /
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noun

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Origin of stopcock

First recorded in 1575–85; stop + cock1
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British Dictionary definitions for stopcock

stopcock
/ (ˈstɒpˌkɒk) /

noun

a valve used to control or stop the flow of a fluid in a pipe
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