faucet

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noun fau·cet \ ˈfȯ-sət , ˈfä- \

Definition of faucet

:a fixture for drawing or regulating the flow of liquid especially from a pipe

Examples of faucet in a Sentence

  1. don't forget to turn off the faucet

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Origin and Etymology of 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

faucet Synonyms

Synonyms
cock, gate, spigot, stopcock, tap, valve
Related Words
hydrant, spout; petcock

Other Household Terms


FAUCET Defined for English Language Learners

faucet

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Definition of faucet for English Language Learners

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


FAUCET Defined for Kids

faucet

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noun fau·cet \ ˈfȯ-sət \

Definition of faucet for Students

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


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