Definitions

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  • adj. Available directly from the barrel by way of a tap.
  • adj. Readily available; ready for use.
  • adj. On an agenda, planned, expected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Broached, or furnished with a tap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of liquids) available by turning a tap
  • adj. available for immediate use

Etymologies

From tap. Sense 2 recorded from 1483. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Oldtown Folks

  • What White gives him is exactly the sort of mush that is on tap in the chautauquas.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • 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.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Sizzling sex and high-stakes adventure are whats on tap in mega-talented Coles sensational new paranormal releaseone nonstop thrill ride.

    Kiss of a Demon King

  • 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.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

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