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fau·cet

 (fô′sĭt)
n.
A device for regulating the flow of a liquid from a reservoir such as a pipe or drum. See Note at andiron.

[Middle English, from Old French fausset, cask stopper, from fausser, to break in, from Late Latin falsāre, to falsify, from Latin falsus, false; see false.]

faucet

(ˈfɔːsɪt)
n
1. a tap fitted to a barrel
2. US and Canadian a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): tap
[C14: from Old French fausset, from Provençal falset, from falsar to bore]

fau•cet

(ˈfɔ sɪt)

n.
any device for controlling the flow of liquid by opening or closing an orifice; tap.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French fausset peg for a vent]

faucet

- Probably comes from French fausset, meaning "bore, tap."
See also related terms for tap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faucet - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoirfaucet - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
mixing faucet - single faucet for separate hot and cold water pipes
regulator - any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
stopcock, turncock, cock - faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
hydrant, water faucet, water tap, tap - a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
Translations
kohoutek
hane
hananaputus
slavina
csap
軽くたたくこと
가볍게 두드리기
pipa
kran
ก๊อก
vòi

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] N (US) (= tap) → grifo m, llave f, canilla f (LAm)

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (US)robinet m

faucet

n (US) → Hahn m

faucet

[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (Am) → rubinetto

faucet

حَنَفِيَّة kohoutek hane Wasserhahn βρύση grifo naputus robinet slavina rubinetto 軽くたたくこと 가볍게 두드리기 kraan tappekran kurek torneira стук kran ก๊อก hafif vuruş vòi 龙头

faucet

n. pila, llave de agua.
References in classic literature ?
The water streams through faucets in the face of a wall of ancient masonry which stands removed from the houses of the village.
The soil was fat and black, and there was water in plenty, for he saw several faucets running wide open.
He showed them the sink in the kitchen, with running water and a faucet, something which Teta Elzbieta had never in her wildest dreams hoped to possess.
It is rather to make the telephone as universal as the water faucet, to bring within speaking distance every economic unit, to connect to the social organism every person who may at any time be needed.
Comin' home, he'd jump somebody's front fence an' hold his head under a faucet.
Faucets with hands-free technology, allow users to easily activate the faucet with the wave of a hand.
A spokesperson for ANZZI explained, "We always strive to offer only the best products to our customers and we are incredibly excited to bring you our newest collection of bathroom sinks and faucets that add style and sparkle to your bathroom.
Healthcare specific products, like touch-free hand washing stations, electronic faucets, specially designed mixing valves and cross-flow eliminating check valves, can reduce the potential for HAIs.
The Loure faucet is available in polished chrome, brushed nickel and polished nickel, and with three new lavatory faucets and two additional bath faucets, this line fits with any decor.
Federal Electricity and Water Authority has replaced 80 normal faucets with special, water-saving ones at 15 schools.
Raj Paryani, general manager, Mac Al Gurg, said: "We have worked closely with Delta Faucet Company to offer our clients a wide variety of residential and commercial faucets and are delighted to be part of Delta Faucet's first showroom launch in Abu Dhabi.
Even with a basin wrench, it can be nearly impossible to break loose corroded nuts holding older faucets to the sink.