ball cock definition

  • noun:
    • A self-regulating unit controlling the availability of liquid in a tank, cistern, or lavatory by way of a float attached to a valve that opens up or closes with a modification of water level.
    • alternate spelling of ballcock.
    • a faucet or device which is established or closed by the autumn or increase of a ball floating in liquid at the end of a lever.
    • See under Ball.
    • A hollow world or baseball of metal connected to the end of a lever, which transforms the stop-cock of a water-pipe and regulates the way to obtain water.
    • drifting basketball that controls level in a water tank
    • floating basketball that controls level in a water container

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