turncock

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turncock (ˈtɜːnˌkɒk)
 
n
(formerly) an official employed to turn on the water for the mains supply

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turncock

noun
1. one employed to control water supply by turning water mains on and off 
2. faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid [syn: stopcock
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