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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.]
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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||spigot - a plug for a bunghole in a cask|
|2.||spigot - 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.