spigot

noun spig·ot \ ˈspi-gət , -kət \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of spigot

1 a :spile 2
b :the plug of a faucet or cock
c :faucet
2 :something resembling a spigot especially in regulating availability or flow (as of money)

Examples of spigot in a Sentence

  1. the spigot on a beer keg

  2. Hook the hose up to the spigot behind the house.

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Origin and Etymology of spigot

Middle English

spigot Synonyms

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

Other Hardware Terms


SPIGOT Defined for English Language Learners

spigot

noun

Definition of spigot for English Language Learners

  • : a device that controls the flow of liquid from a large container

  • ; especially : an outdoor faucet


SPIGOT Defined for Kids

spigot

noun spig·ot \ ˈspi-gət , -kət \

Definition of spigot for Students

1 :a plug used to stop the vent in a barrel
2 :faucet


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