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A tap with a bent nozzle fixed at the end of a pipe.
- ‘Choose from our varied range of necessary bathroom fittings that includes German type bib cocks, wall & sink mixers, stopcock, angle valves, couplings, nipple, reducers, bushings, tee and elbows.’
- ‘All products in this range, including single lever mixers and bib cocks, feature the same lever handle concept.’
- ‘We specialize in manufacturing various kinds of brass ball valves, check valves, LPG valves, bib cocks, Taps, Pipe fittings, Sanitary ware and similar items.’
- ‘Exhibitors in this zone showcased bathroom fittings and sanitary-ware including bathtubs, basins, and sinks, showerheads, bib cocks and toilet seats.’
- ‘This angle valve with bib cock is part of a great new line of fittings for contemporary bathrooms.’
Late 18th century: perhaps from bib and cock.
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