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a device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe by opening or closing it; a tap or spigot: You’ll need a plumber to fix that leaky faucet.
Not to be confused with:
facet – a small polished surface of a cut gem; aspect; phase; side: Consider every facet of the argument.
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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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
faucet- Probably comes from French fausset, meaning "bore, tap."
See also related terms for tap.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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|Noun||1.||faucet - 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.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
faucet[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (US) → robinet m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (US) → Hahn m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
faucet[ˈfɔːsɪt] n (Am) → rubinetto
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
n. pila, llave de agua.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012