Definition of Spigot

1. Noun. A plug for a bunghole in a cask.

Exact synonyms: Tap
Group relationships: Barrel, Cask
Generic synonyms: Plug, Stopper, Stopple
Derivative terms: Tap, Tap, Tap, Tapster



2. Noun. A regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.
Exact synonyms: Faucet
Terms within: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Mixing Faucet, Cock, Stopcock, Turncock, Hydrant, Tap, Water Faucet, Water Tap
Generic synonyms: Regulator

Definition of Spigot

1. n. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; also, the plug of a faucet or cock.

Definition of Spigot

1. Noun. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask ¹

2. Noun. The plug of a faucet or cock. ¹

3. Noun. A faucet. ''(Appalachian)'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spigot

1. a faucet [n -S] - See also: faucet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spigot

spiflication
spifs
spigelian
spigelian hernia
spigger
spiggers
spight
spighted
spightful
spighting
spights
spignel
spignels
spignet
spignets
spigot (current term)
spigots
spigurnel
spigurnels
spik
spike
spike and wave complex
spike arrester
spike heath
spike heel
spike lavender
spike lavender oil
spike mike
spike moss
spike mosses

Literary usage of Spigot

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1. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards, Earl Smith Bardwell, Edwin G. Goodwin (1909)
"We see then that spigot 1 contains a large amount of galena, ranging from ... spigot 2 has small galena and large quartz, but l>oth spigot 6 NO spigot 5 MO ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"The apparatus used in the tests consisted of a cylindrical tank of galvanized iron, having a conical bottom to which the spigot was attached, ..."

3. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1906)
"The spigot may be a short length of iron pipe, fitted into a perforated ... This pipe and plug spigot is the simplest of all forms; it retains its size ..."

4. Ore Dressing: In Four Volumes & Index by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"2 whole current classifier, (fc) spigot of whole current classifier mixed with finest jig tailings. (/) Overflow of No. 2 whole current classifier mixed ..."

5. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"The spigot may be a short length of iron pipe, fitted into a perforated ... This pipe and plug spigot is the simplest of all forms; it retains its size ..."

6. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"And see Nard. spigot. (C.-L.) ME spigot, a peg for a cask. ... a spigot ; dimin. of Irish spice, a spike, long nail, peg. Borrowed from L. ¡pica (above). ..."

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