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spigot

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noun spig·ot \ˈspi-gət, -kət\

Simple Definition of spigot

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

  • ; especially : an outdoor faucet

Full Definition of spigot

  1. 1a :  spile 2b :  the plug of a faucet or cockc :  faucet

  2. 2 :  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

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SPIGOT Defined for Kids

spigot

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noun spig·ot \ˈspi-gət, -kət\

Definition of spigot

  1. 1 :  a plug used to stop the vent in a barrel

  2. 2 :  faucet





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