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Origin of stopcock

First recorded in 1575–85; stop + cock1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for stopcock

valve, spigot, nozzle, hydrant, spout, egress, cock, petcock, stopcock, tap, bibcock, bibb

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British Dictionary definitions for stopcock


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