Definition of faucet
: 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 of faucet from the Web
Tests showed the lead did not come from underground pipes, but probably was caused by old soldering in some faucets and fountains.
The kitchen has high-end appliances, an espresso/cappuccino maker, a curved breakfast bar and a $10,000 faucet that looks like a kinetic sculpture.
Among those still to be convinced is construction worker Johnathon Miller, 33, who won’t drink Flint’s tap water and uses it only to wash dishes after running it through a faucet filter.
Mrs. Farzan guided Nerissa’s head under the faucet just inches away from the still doughy dishes.
The petition asked the EPA to provide residents with free faucet filters or bottled water; test the city's drinking water; expand blood lead level testing for children; and review corrosion control measures.
If water is discolored, customers should open up faucets and let cold water run until clear before using it again and also should refrain from doing laundry during that time.
The problem at the elementary school began to surface last October when staff noticed discolored water flowing from faucets during pressure tests for plumbing leaks.
That may mean a simple project like painting the walls, one that’s a little more involved like replacing the kitchen faucet, or a big renovation.
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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
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
FAUCET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of faucet for Students
: a fixture for controlling the flow of a liquid (as from a pipe or cask)
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