from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A faucet with a nozzle that is bent downward; a bibb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An appliance allowing the provision of hose connections outside of buildings
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cock or faucet having a bent down nozzle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cock or faucet having a bent-down nozle.
Probably bib + cock1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Snyder picked up a brass bibcock and broke the iron handle off with a sparking blow of his hammer.