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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Examples of faucet in a Sentence

don't forget to turn off the faucet
Recent Examples on the Web Hang curd over bowl (from a cabinet or faucet) until whey is extracted into bowl, about 30 minutes. Ian Knauer, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2022 In addition to its smart sensor features, the touchless faucet is also easy on the eyes. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2022 Install a hot water recirculation pump, which creates a loop, so water that has cooled in the pipe between the water heater and the faucet or a showerhead goes back to the water heater rather than flowing down the drain. Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2021 When a car’s brake pads are squeaking or a kitchen faucet is leaking, skip the repair bill and learn how to fix it yourself with digital how-to guides. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Dec. 2021 More were discovered in a faucet and on the ceiling of closet. Eileen Kelley, sun-sentinel.com, 24 Nov. 2021 For example, place a pot underneath the faucet and ask for two cups of hot water. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2022 The faucet has a fully adjustable hose with 180-degree rotation. Musadiq Bidar, CBS News, 4 Jan. 2022 The tub’s faucet refills it while a certain amount drains for spring flow, and there are leaks on the side of the tub flowing to the Edwards, which empties it faster than a different aquifer. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Nov. 2021

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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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The first known use of faucet was in the 15th century

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21 Jan 2022

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“Faucet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faucet. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of faucet

: 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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