follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

pinchcock

[pinch-kok] /ˈpɪntʃˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a clamp for compressing a flexible pipe, as a rubber tube, in order to regulate or stop the flow of a fluid.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; pinch + cock1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pinch cock

pinchcock

/ˈpɪntʃˌkɒk/
noun
1.
a clamp used to compress a flexible tube to control the flow of fluid through it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pinchcock

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pinch

12
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pinch cock