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petcock

[pet-kok] /ˈpɛtˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a small valve or faucet, as for draining off excess or waste material from the cylinder of a steam engine or an internal-combustion engine.
Also, pet cock.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pet, perhaps < French pet (see petard) + cock1
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British Dictionary definitions for pet cock

petcock

/ˈpɛtˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a small valve for checking the water level in a steam boiler or draining condensed steam from the cylinder of a steam engine
Word Origin
C19: from pet1 or perhaps French pet, from péter to break wind + cock1
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