seacock


seacock
A valve in the hull of a vessel used to let in water, either to clean the bilges, flood a ballast tank, or scuttle the vessel

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  • seacock — [sē′käk΄] n. a valve below the waterline in the hull of a ship, used to control the intake of sea water …   English World dictionary

  • Seacock — A seacock is a valve on the hull of a boat that can be opened or closed. A seacock may either permit water to flow in to the boat, such as for cooling an engine, or for a salt water faucet; or out of the boat, such as for a sink drain or a toilet …   Wikipedia

  • seacock — /see kok /, n. Naut. a valve in the hull of a vessel for admitting outside water into some part of the hull, as a ballast tank. Also called sea connection. [1660 70; SEA + COCK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • seacock — noun a valve sealing off a pipe through a ship s hull below or near to the waterline …   English new terms dictionary

  • seacock — sea•cock [[t]ˈsiˌkɒk[/t]] n. navig. a valve in the hull of a ship for admitting seawater into some internal chamber, as for ballast • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • seacock — /ˈsikɒk/ (say seekok) noun 1. a valve in the hull of a ship for admitting water, as to a ballast tank. 2. → gurnard. {sea + cock1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • seacock — n. a valve below a ship s water line for letting water in or out …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea chest — noun a sailor s storage chest for personal property • Hypernyms: ↑chest * * * noun 1. : a sailor s storage chest for personal property 2. : a casting connected to the side of a ship below the water line and to a valve for obtaining seawater (as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Valve — This article is about the flow control device. For the game developer, see Valve Corporation. For the electronic component, see Vacuum tube. For other uses, see Valve (disambiguation). These water valves are operated by handles. A valve is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Dinghy — of the schooner Adventuress A dinghy is a type of small boat, often carried or towed for use as a ship s boat by a larger vessel. It is a loanword from either Bengali or Urdu. The term can also refer to small racing yachts or recreational open… …   Wikipedia


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