stopcock

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From stop + cock.

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stopcock (plural stopcocks)

  1. A valve, tap or faucet which regulates the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe.
  2. (UK) A main shutoff for water to a home from a municipal supply. Usually these valves exist in pairs, on outside the property boundary and one inside the property boundary.

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