stop cock

stop cock

[′stäp ‚käk]
(engineering)
A small valve for stopping or regulating the flow of a fluid through a pipe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
I also feel that a well-designed flat should have a stop cock for the upstairs flat inside the downstairs 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. Terumo Interventional Systems, 2101 Cottontail lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.
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.
But they prevented further damage by turning off the stop cock before they started, Cardiff Crown Court heard.