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faucet

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faucet

noun fau·cet \ˈf-sət, ˈfä-\

: a device that is used to control the flow of water from a pipe

Full Definition of FAUCET

:  a fixture for drawing or regulating the flow of liquid especially from a pipe

Examples of FAUCET

  1. <don't forget to turn off the faucet>

Origin of FAUCET

Middle English, bung, faucet, from Middle French fausset bung, perhaps from fausser to damage, from Late Latin falsare to falsify, from Latin falsus false
First Known Use: 15th century

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cruet, curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

Rhymes with FAUCET

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