Stop"cock` (?), n.

1.

A bib, faucet, or short pipe, fitted with a turning stopper or plug for permitting or restraining the flow of a liquid or gas; a cock or valve for checking or regulating the flow of water, gas, etc., through or from a pipe, etc.

2.

The turning plug, stopper, or spigot of a faucet.

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