Spigot meaning

spĭgət
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The definition of a spigot is a faucet, often a wooden one in a cask.

An example of a spigot is the valve at the end of the pipe where the water is turned on and off.

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A faucet.
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A wooden faucet placed in the bunghole of a cask.
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The male end of a segment of pipe.
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A plug used to stop the hole in a barrel.
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The end of a pipe that is inserted into an enlarged end of another pipe to form a joint.
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A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask.
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The plug of a faucet or cock.
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A faucet. (Appalachian)
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Origin of spigot

  • Middle English perhaps from Old French espigot diminutive of Old Provençal espiga ear of grain from Latin spīca

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