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 And not just liquid flowing from a faucet into a soothing bath tub or a kitchen sink where people wash their food. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 20 June 2022 Residents of Odessa, Texas, who have been without safe tap water this week amid scorching temperatures may be able to drink safely straight from the faucet as early as Saturday afternoon, city officials said Friday. Editors, USA TODAY, 18 June 2022 Fotis left behind two pieces of evidence critical to the investigation, says the sergeant: his DNA on the doorknob of the mudroom and a mixture of his and Jennifer's DNA on a faucet inside Jennifer's house. Erin Moriarty, CBS News, 21 May 2022 The sink is fitted with a commercial-grade faucet for efficient cleanup. Sarah Alba, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Oct. 2021 They are designed to facilitate a straight line water path from the faucet to the bottom of your gardening shoes and to generate maximum frustration. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 20 May 2022 Bath lovers will also appreciate the giant standalone tubs in your room, which fill with water from a faucet in the ceiling. Anna Haines, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 Wash her face, drink from the faucet, brush her teeth. Zach Williams, The New Yorker, 14 Mar. 2022 In son Parker's bath, a gear faucet from Watermark complements a white ceramic vessel sink. Sally Finder Weepie, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 May 2022 See More

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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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26 Jun 2022

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“Faucet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faucet. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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