Definition of Faucet

1. Noun. A regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.

Exact synonyms: Spigot
Terms within: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Mixing Faucet, Cock, Stopcock, Turncock, Hydrant, Tap, Water Faucet, Water Tap
Generic synonyms: Regulator



Definition of Faucet

1. n. A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc., from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.

Definition of Faucet

1. Noun. (North America) An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Faucet

1. a device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faucet

fatwaed
fatwah
fatwahed
fatwahing
fatwahs
fatwaing
fatware
fatwas
fatwood
fatwoods
faubourg
faubourgs
faucal
faucals
fauces
faucet (current term)
faucetless
faucetlike
faucets
fauchard
fauchards
fauchion
fauchions
fauchon
fauchons
faucial
faucial branches of lingual nerve
faucial diphtheria
faucial paralysis
faucial reflex

Literary usage of Faucet

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1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Fau'cet—bit A cutting lip and router on the end of a faucet. Tine faucet is rotated to cut the hole in the head of the cask, an-nd then-i the barrel of the ..."

2. Laboratory Projects in Physics: A Manual of Practical Experiments for Beginners by Frederick F. Good (1920)
"faucet WATER PRESSURE—BOYLE'S LAW To measure faucet pressure with the closed ... faucet water pressure measured by compressing air in a tube — Boyle's Law. ..."

3. Sewer Design by Henry Neely Ogden (1899)
"It shows that by actual meter-readings in Newton, on houses having but one faucet, 7 gallons per capita per day was the average amount used, ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1886)
"In the centre of the glass an aperture is pierced through which the breathing-faucet penetrates far enough into the cabinet to allow a soft rubber ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"faucet. A tube or hollow plug to facilitate the discharge or passage of water or ... Compression faucet. One in which the valve is closed by being forced ..."

6. Physics of the Household by Carleton John Lynde (1914)
"The level of the water in an attic tank i- 30 ft. above the level of the kitchen faucet. What is the pressure per square inch at the faucet? 8. ..."

7. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1864)
"Boston faucet Company. HALSEY D. WOLCOTT & another vs. BOSTON faucet COMPANY. It is no defence to an action by the payee on a negotiable promissory note, ..."

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