• (America) IPA: /ˈstɑpkɑk/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈstɒpkɒk/

stopcock (plural stopcocks)

  1. A valve, tap or faucet which regulates the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe.
  2. (British) A main shutoff for water to a home from a municipal supply. Usually these valves exist in pairs, one outside the property boundary and one inside the property boundary.
    If you have a burst pipe turn the water off at the stopcock.
  • French: robinet d'arrêt
  • German: Absperrhahn
  • Italian: rubinetto di arresto
  • Spanish: llave de cierre

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