fau·​cet ˈfȯ-sət How to pronounce faucet (audio)
: a fixture for drawing or regulating the flow of liquid especially from a pipe

Examples of faucet in a Sentence

don't forget to turn off the faucet
Recent Examples on the Web Floating shelves, a new faucet, and a new above-sink light fixture were all added. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024 From fixing leaky faucets to handling complex pipe repairs, the team at Rescue Plumbing has always demonstrated their commitment to delivering top-notch services with a personal touch. Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 By 2015, the wooden floors warped, scalding water gushed from faucets, the ceiling leaked and collapsed, injuring Mr. Tyler-Leonard’s back, and faulty wiring left him with blistering burns, according to court and state records and photographs shared with the Times. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 Rinse the drain with the hottest water available from your sink faucet. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 24 Jan. 2024 Neither poolside splashes nor a rinse under the faucet should be an issue. PCMAG, 6 Feb. 2024 Don’t forget a pull-down or touchless faucet to make running the water easier. Andrea Darr; Photos By Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 That’s the engine inside that makes the faucet run smoothly. Marni Jameson, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 Also measure the water temperature at other faucets or showers to make sure no flows exceed 120 degrees. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


Middle English, bung, faucet, from Middle French fausset bung, perhaps from fausser to damage, from Late Latin falsare to falsify, from Latin falsus false

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Faucet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faucet. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


fau·​cet ˈfȯ-sət How to pronounce faucet (audio)
: a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid (as from a pipe)

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