Definition of faucet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːsɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːsɪt//
(North American English) (especially British English tap)
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a device that controls the flow of water from a pipe the hot/cold faucet to turn a faucet on/off Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a bung for the vent hole of a cask, or a tap for drawing liquor from a container): from Old French fausset, from Provençal falset, from falsar ‘to bore’. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples He stuck his head under the faucet. Is the faucet dripping again? She repaired a leaky faucet. She turned the sink faucet on. the water from a faucet
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