(French) fausset, perhaps from (Latin) fauces throat.
1. A fixture for drawing a liquid, as water, molasses, oil, etc. from a pipe, cask, or other vessel, in such quantities as may be desired; -- called also tap, and cock. It consists of a tubular spout, stopped with a movable plug, spigot, valve, or slide.2. The enlarged end of a section of pipe which receives the spigot end of the next section.
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From Middle English faucet, fawcett, from Old French fausset.
faucet (plural faucets) (North America) An exposed plumbing fitting; a tap or spigot; a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir.
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