turncock

Definitions of turncock
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n faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid

Synonyms:
cock, stopcock
Type of:
faucet, spigot
a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir

n one employed to control water supply by turning water mains on and off

Type of:
employee
a worker who is hired to perform a job

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