from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A faucet. See Regional Note at andiron.
- n. A wooden faucet placed in the bunghole of a cask.
- n. The vent plug of a cask.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask
- n. The plug of a faucet or cock.
- n. A faucet. (Appalachian)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; also, the plug of a faucet or cock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small peg or plug designed to be driven into a gimlet-hole in a cask through which, when open, the contained liquor is drawn off; hence, by extension, any plug fitting into a faucet used for drawing off liquor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
- n. a plug for a bunghole in a cask
Middle English, perhaps from Old French *espigot, diminutive of Old Provençal espiga, ear of grain, from Latin spīca.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)