fau·​cet | \ ˈfȯ-sət How to pronounce faucet (audio) , ˈfä-\

Definition of faucet

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

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Synonyms for faucet


cock, gate, spigot, stopcock, tap, valve

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Examples of faucet in a Sentence

don't forget to turn off the faucet

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But swan faucets, wallpaper and carpet didn’t exactly match Lautner’s vision. latimes.com, "Today: Mexico’s Caravan Crackdown," 7 June 2019 Chemical dispenser hose improperly connected to mop sink faucet. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Food stored at improper temperature at 5 restaurants on this week’s restaurant inspections," 5 June 2019 And the water company doesn’t hold an event every year to hype slimmer faucets. Geoffrey Fowler, Philly.com, "Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras, and charge over thin air," 1 July 2018 The water-efficient tax holiday lets Texans buy water conservation or water-efficient products — such as shower heads, toilets, urinals, sink faucets and pre-rinse spray valves. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Texans: Need an air conditioner, ceiling fan or light bulbs? They are tax free May 26-28 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 May 2018 Some manufacturers have added optional accessories that are available with select faucet lines. Ed Del Grande, The Seattle Times, "Collect compliments with collection fixtures," 25 Mar. 2019 Wait until the baking soda stops fizzing, then turn on the hot-water faucet to flush out the drainpipe. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Unclog a Drain," 26 Jan. 2019 Turn on the faucet and the water travels back down to you. New York Times, "Where Do High-Rises Hide Their Water Tanks?," 26 May 2018 Step 2: Center the Tank Next, slide the tank on top of the blocks making sure to keep the drain faucet to the front. Steve Willson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Install An Electric Water Heater," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of faucet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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English Language Learners Definition of faucet

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


fau·​cet | \ ˈfȯ-sət How to pronounce faucet (audio) \

Kids Definition of faucet

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

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