faucet

noun
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 The code requires owners to repair leaky faucets and plumbing and ensure the building is in a condition that prevents the accumulation of moisture and visible mold. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "Slumlords, housing profiteers have nowhere to hide under Hartford’s new rental licensing program," 31 Oct. 2019 However, if your water does come from a utility with one or more contaminated wells, keep in mind that the PFAS level found in a well may not be the same as what comes out of your faucet. Los Angeles Times, "Here’s what you can (and can’t) do about PFAS contamination in your water," 23 Oct. 2019 Because Eliana only uses her sink for brushing her teeth and washing her face, the Valterra manual hand pump attached to her faucet is connected to a 64-ounce Hydroflask, as opposed to a bigger water tank. Taylor Lorenz, Outside Online, "Jennelle Eliana's Rise to Vanlife Stardom," 7 Sep. 2019 Some residents said the PUR filters did not even fit on their faucets. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled," 14 Aug. 2019 When Hartford region residents turn on their faucets or showers, many may not realize that much of the water flows into their sinks and tubs from the sleepy town of Barkhamsted in the Litchfield County hills. John Torsiello, courant.com, "80-year-old architectural marvel at Barkhamsted Reservoir is also a lovely picnic spot," 4 Aug. 2019 The water that comes out of the faucet is critical to protecting children, our families and our communities. Washington Post, "New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS," 18 July 2019 Faucets Your choice of faucet finish used to be stainless, nickel, chrome or bronze. Jura Koncius, The Seattle Times, "Sick of all-white kitchens? Here are six ways to spice things up," 16 Oct. 2018 Grohe’s Essence faucet comes with a standard black hose, but offers seven bright options to swap in, allowing you to instantly change up the look of your kitchen. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "8 great ways to bring fall color into your home," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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13 Nov 2019

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

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faucet

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How to pronounce faucet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of faucet

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

faucet

noun
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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