- adj. of beer, etc. Available directly from the barrel by way of a tap.
- adj. by extension Readily available; ready for use.
- adj. On an agenda, planned, expected.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Broached, or furnished with a tap.
- adj. (of liquids) available by turning a tap
- adj. available for immediate use
- From tap. Sense 2 recorded from 1483. (Wiktionary)
“My grandfather, out of his ample apple-orchard, always made one hogshead of cider which was called the Indian hogshead, and which was known to be always on tap for them; and my grandmother not only gave them food, but more than once would provide them with blankets, and allow them to lie down and sleep by her great kitchen fire.”
“What White gives him is exactly the sort of mush that is on tap in the chautauquas.”
“The great hogshead of cider in the cellar, which my grandfather called the Indian Hogshead, was on tap at all hours of the day; and many a mugful did I draw and dispense to the tribes that basked in the sunshine at our door.”
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“Living in the United States, where our toilets gobble up gallons of water even the low-flow ones, although they’re an improvement, and where both warm and cold water are on tap day and night in more than 95 percent of households,44 it is easy to forget how valuable and limited a resource this is.”
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