variants or ajutage
plural -s
: a tube or nozzle attached to facilitate or regulate the discharge of water (as in a fountain) or other fluids

Word History


alteration (influenced by ad-) of earlier ajutage, literally, adjustment, from Middle French ajustage, from ajuster to adjust + -age

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adjutage was in 1686

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near adjutage

Cite this Entry

“Adjutage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!