stop cock

stop cock

[′stäp ‚käk]
(engineering)
A small valve for stopping or regulating the flow of a fluid through a pipe.
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Summary: High court ban fails to stop cock fights, massive betting
They started digging and after having replaced the stop cock, were joined by two more lovely men and their lorry to backfill the hole and remove the ensuing rubbish.
He said he needed to turn off the stop cock and told her to go outside to watch the drain.
Always turn the stop cock off if the property is left vacant for any long period of time.
Well-designed flats should have a stop cock within each flat and another in the communal area so, in the event of an emergency, the neighbours can turn off your supply without entering the flat.
He claimed to be from the Water Board and told him there had been a leak nearby and said he needed to turn the stop cock off.
In a "heartless" attempt to steal from a woman in her 70s, the thief told his victim the water had been contaminated and asked her to stay by the bathroom taps while he shut the stop cock in the kitchen.
The Pinnacle R/O II HiFlo also features a radiopaque marker band 5 mm from the tip for enhanced visibility, a laminar flow sheath housing with a 45-degree side tube take-off to improve flow dynamics and a detachable three-way stop cock.
Annie Mitchell, of Cutteslowe, Oxford, noticed there was a slight leak from a pipe in the cupboard, which she tried to deal with by turning off the stop cock, Oxford Coroner's Court was told.
Tenders are invited for Concealed stop cock / cp brass 15mm with flange
But they prevented further damage by turning off the stop cock before they started, Cardiff Crown Court heard.