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stop +‎ tap


stop-tap (plural stop-taps)

  1. A stopcock.
  2. (Wales) Last orders.
    • 1998, Peter Jackson, Lions of Wales, p. 139:
      It was almost stop-tap time when my name came up, and that was the excuse my friends had been waiting for to shower me with beer.
    • 2010, Gwen Davies, trans. William Owen Roberts, ‘The Professionals’, Best European Fiction 2011:
      But there we were together on the pavement after stop tap, him cadging a light off me.