Definition of ballcock in English:

ballcock

Syllabification: ball·cock
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlkäk
 
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noun

A valve that automatically fills a tank after liquid has been drawn from it. Used, for example, in a flush toilet, a ballcock has a float on the end of a pivoting arm that opens the valve when the arm drops.
More 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, physically or metaphorically.
  • Two other reasons for flushing problems could be that the flush valve or the ballcock need to be replaced.
  • From these, the water was piped to a ballcock regulated cistern, and from there to a small pond constructed of cement and limestone rocks to blend in with the surroundings.

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