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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After vandalizing a restroom faucet at Westglades Middle in Parkland in 2013, Cruz was assigned to a three-day stint with the PROMISE program, which provides alternatives to arrests for some misdemeanors. Scott Travis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Nikolas Cruz's record in PROMISE program is a mystery," 10 July 2018 Imagine a family of four living in a home with old, inefficient toilets, old faucets, old shower heads, an old dishwasher and a 40-gallon washing machine. Ryan Sabalow And Dale Kasler, sacbee, "No, Californians, you won't be fined $1,000 if you shower and do laundry the same day," 6 June 2018 Mercury manufactures water handling systems for appliances and faucets, and other plumbing products. Teresa Dixon Murray, cleveland.com, "Kichler Lighting sells to Michigan company; 400 jobs expected to be safe," 8 Jan. 2018 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

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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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