sea cock

seacock

[see-kok]
noun Nautical.
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.


Origin:
1660–70; sea + cock1

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seacock (ˈsiːˌkɒk)
 
n
nautical a valve in the hull of a vessel below the water line for admitting sea water or for pumping out bilge water

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