noun spig·ot \ˈspi-gət, -kət\

: a device that controls the flow of liquid from a large container

; especially : an outdoor faucet

Full Definition of SPIGOT

a :  spile 2
b :  the plug of a faucet or cock
c :  faucet
:  something resembling a spigot especially in regulating availability or flow (as of money)

Examples of SPIGOT

  1. the spigot on a beer keg
  2. Hook the hose up to the spigot behind the house.

Origin of SPIGOT

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SPIGOT

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang
SPIGOT Defined for Kids


noun spig·ot \ˈspi-gət, -kət\

Definition of SPIGOT for Kids

:  a plug used to stop the vent in a barrel
:  faucet


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