Definition of stop valve in English:

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stop valve

noun

A valve used to stop the flow of liquid in a pipe.
Example sentences
  • I can't even remember if the problem to do with the header tank and the problem to do with the ballcock stop valve were connected.
  • If this is not possible, turn the water supply off at the stop valve and drain the system down or leave a key with a neighbour in case a problem arises.
  • Before it gets really cold, make sure you know where your water stop valve is - so that if the worst comes to the worst and a pipe does burst, you can turn the water off quickly.

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Syllabification: stop valve

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