Faucet definition

fôsĭt
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A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum.
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The definition of a faucet is a device that controls the flow of liquid.

An example of a faucet is where the water flows into a sink.

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(North America) An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.
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A device with a hand-operated valve for regulating the flow of a liquid from a pipe, barrel, etc.; cock; tap.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
faucet
Plural:
faucets

Origin of faucet

  • Middle English from Old French fausset cask stopper from fausser to break in from Late Latin falsāre to falsify from Latin falsus false false

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English faucet, fawcett, from Old French fausset.

    From Wiktionary