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



    BrE BrE//ˈspɪɡət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪɡət//
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  1. 1(specialist) a device in a tap/faucet that controls the flow of liquid from a container
  2. 2(US English) any tap/faucet, especially one outdoors
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: perhaps an alteration of Provençal espigou(n), from Latin spiculum, diminutive of spicum, variant of spica ‘spike, ear of corn’; related to spina ‘spine’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spigot