Definition of Seacock

1. Noun. (nautical) 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 ¹

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Definition of Seacock

1. a valve in a ship's hull [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seacock

seaborne
seabound
seabuckthorn
seacalf
seacalfs
seacalves
seachange
seachanger
seachangers
seachanges
seacliff
seacliffs
seacoal
seacoast
seacoasts
seacock (current term)
seacocks
seacraft
seacrafts
seacunny
seadevil
seadevils
seadog
seadogs
seadragon
seadragons
seadrome
seadromes
seaduck
seaducks

Literary usage of Seacock

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1. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London (1915)
"Bert had forgotten to close a seacock in the engine room, and the water was ... Martin gave the alarm, and Bert felt around for that seacock and closed it. ..."

2. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1876)
"... the seacock above this will make it about 6 feet 7 inches, and as the vessel will only draw about 9 feet 7 inches, it leaves but 3 feet from the seacock ..."

3. Ludus Patronymicus: Or, The Etymology of Curious Surnames by Charnock, Richard Stephen, 1820- (1868)
"SEABRIGHT. Same as Sebright, corrupted from Sibert, Siebert, Sigibert, from 0. G. sig-brecht, distinguished in victory. See SIP seacock. See COCK. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, LEXIS Law Publishing (1901)
"But it seems to be virtually decided in seacock v. Sherman, 14 Wend., 58. That was an action on the case for the recovery of damages against the ..."

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