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spig·ot

 (spĭg′ət)
n.
1. A faucet. See Note at andiron.
2. A wooden faucet placed in the bunghole of a cask.
3. The male end of a segment of pipe.

[Middle English, perhaps from Old French *espigot, diminutive of Old Provençal espiga, ear of grain, from Latin spīca.]

spigot

(ˈspɪɡət)
n
1. (Tools) a stopper for the vent hole of a cask
2. (Tools) a tap, usually of wood, fitted to a cask
3. (Tools) a US name for tap21
4. (General Engineering) a short cylindrical projection on one component designed to fit into a hole on another, esp the male part of a joint (spigot and socket joint) between two pipes
[C14: probably from Old Provençal espiga a head of grain, from Latin spīca a point]

spig•ot

(ˈspɪg ət)

n.
1. a small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask.
2. a peg or plug for stopping the passage of liquid in a faucet or cock.
3. a faucet or cock for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like.
[1350–1400; orig. uncertain]

spigot

See: sprag.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spigot - a plug for a bunghole in a cask
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
2.spigot - a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoirspigot - 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

spigot

[ˈspɪgət] Nespita f, bitoque m

spigot

[ˈspɪgət] n (US)robinet m

spigot

n (on cask) → Spund m, → Zapfen m; (in tap) → Abschlusskörper m; (US: = faucet) → Hahn m
References in classic literature ?
Nor was she satisfied with that; for a little time afterwards he lost a barrel of best-drink: for the old witch pulled out the spigot, and let it run all over the cellar, the very first evening he had tapped it to make merry with some of his neighbours.
Mordaunt knelt down and fastened one end of the train to the spigot, in order that he might have nothing to do but to set it on fire at the opposite end with the match.
Yet, on the other hand, I cannot but think it shame that a man should turn God's mercy on and off, as a cellarman doth wine with a spigot.
Why, Harve, I've seen thet man hitch up a bucket, long towards sundown, an' set twiddlin' the spigot to the scuttle-butt same's ef 'twuz a cow's bag.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Isi Marked Centrifugally Cast(Spun) Ductile Iron (K-7 And K-9) Socket And Spigot Pressure Pipes For The Workimprovement Of Water Supply To Uncovered Areas Of Bhubaneswar (Amrut/Od/Bhubaneswar/Ws/87)
He likes its push-button spigot, which seems less prone to clogging than swivel-type spigots, and makes it easy to taste-test his brew as it's undergoing fermentation.
No association was identified between illness and exposure to hot springs; meals before, during, and after the trip; spigot or toilet use along the river; or rafting group size.
A ROGUE spigot that was left on a crossing on the course during the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at last month's festival led to a PS5,000 fine for Cheltenham racecourse following a BHA disciplinary inquiry yesterday.
The pipe end and fitting socket are heated to fusion temperature using a heating bush and a heating spigot, respectively, and are then pushed together.
The discovery was made by groundsmen at Cilsanws Golf Club, near Cefn Coed, on Thursday evening, and police have revealed they believe it was a Spigot mortar - a weapon used to destroy tanks.
When it's yellow, we let it mellow, but when it's brown, we flush it down with the fast pouring detergent jugs; one jug usually does a flush in A large detergent bottle with a spigot works great for washing hands.
3 letters 6 letters Complete the grid so that four words read across and a ddownwards using only the DISCUS ARC 3 10 DISCUSSPIGOT SPIGOT TRIPLE SPIGOT lettersARC ARC CAWCAW EYE ODE a different four words read letters in the given word.