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faucet

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noun fau·cet \ˈfȯ-sət, ˈfä-\

Simple Definition of faucet

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of faucet

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

Examples of faucet in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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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FAUCET Defined for Kids

faucet

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noun fau·cet \ˈfȯ-sət\

Definition of faucet for Students

  1. :  a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid (as from a pipe or cask)





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