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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum. See Regional Note at andiron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.
  • n. The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A device fixed in a receptacle or pipe to control the flow of liquid from it by opening or closing an orifice.
  • n. The enlarged end of a pipe fitted to the spigot-end of another pipe.

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French fausset, cask stopper, from fausser, to break in, from Late Latin falsāre, to falsify, from Latin falsus, false; see false.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English faucet, fawcett. (Wiktionary)

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