fau·cet | \ ˈfȯ-sət , 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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Like the slow drip of a leaky faucet, the quality of competition continues to worsen every year. Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: As travel schedules continue to expand, high school baseball teams feeling the summer squeeze," 13 July 2018 Inside, chief executive Tim O’Keeffe is overseeing a digital evolution of a $90 million-a-year company that has survived for decades by making showers, faucets, and other bathroom accessories. Katie Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, "Non-profit aims to get girls in the game," 6 June 2018 Serving Baltimore and areas within 15 miles of their home base, Alpha Plumbing performs exterior sewer and water repair work and does a variety of installations, including toilets, faucets, garbage disposals and refrigerators. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Best of Baltimore 2018: Services," 11 Apr. 2018 However, in well systems, the water might be pumped directly from the ground to the faucet, without coming in contact with the air first. Dennis Pillion, AL.com, "Fruithurst well water contains cancer-causing radon, researcher says," 31 Jan. 2018 With thinned chocolate frosting, draw an H on one faucet, C on the other Make Bath Mat: Snip corner off bag with green frosting. Woman's Day, "Bubble Bath Cake," 24 Jan. 2012 Gualtieri told commission members on Tuesday that Cruz, then a student at Westglades Middle School, damaged the faucet of a sink in the boys' bathroom. Colleen Wright, miamiherald, "Broward's PROMISE program "irrelevant" to Nikolas Cruz's massacre, commission says," 10 July 2018 First up, turn on the water, wet your hands thoroughly, then turn the faucet off (yay water conservation!). Zahra Barnes, SELF, "This Is How Long You Should Actually Be Washing Your Hands," 1 Apr. 2018 But for those of us who were more likely to call the super whenever the faucet in our apartment dripped, homeownership can come as a shock. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "This Old House Is a Chore," 16 Feb. 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

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


fau·cet | \ ˈfȯ-sət \

Kids Definition of faucet

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

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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