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tap1 US English

A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled

tap2 US English

Strike (someone or something) with a quick light blow or blows

tap1 US Thesaurus

she turned the tap on

tap2 US Thesaurus

she tapped on the door

on tap US English

Ready to be poured from a tap

tap-in US English

A relatively easy, close-range putt, shot, or tap of the ball into the goal or hole

ale tap US English

A tap from which ale is drawn; (formerly also) †a place where ale is available on tap, a taproom, a bar (obsolete).

gas tap US English

A device for controlling the flow of gas from a pipe

rap-tap1 US English

A sharp rapping or tapping sound, as produced by knocking on a door, hammering, etc.

rap-tap2 US English

To make a rapping sound, as on a door, etc.

ball tap US English

= ballcock.

jazz tap US English

A style of tap dancing performed to jazz music or rhythms; a dance in this style.

love tap US English

A tap or gentle blow to indicate love or affection; also in extended use.

mixer tap US English

A tap through which both hot and cold water can be drawn at the same time by means of separate controls

phone tap US English

= telephone tap.

phone-tap US English

To tap a telephone or telephones.

plug tap US English

A tap with a flat end and an untapered shank, used for finishing the cutting of an internal thread in a blind hole (also called bottoming tap); (also, chiefly US) a tap with a fairly steep taper for starting a thread.

screw tap US English

A tool for making female screws

tap dance US English

A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels

tap pants US English

A pair of brief lingerie shorts, usually worn with a camisole top

tap shoe US English

A shoe with a specially hardened sole or attached metal plates at toe and heel to make a tapping sound in tap dancing

tap water US English

Water from a piped supply

pillar tap US English

A tap with a vertical inlet pipe and a free outlet, such as is found on sinks and washbasins.

spinal tap US English

Another term for lumbar puncture.

tap changer US English

An apparatus for changing the connection to an electrical transformer from one tap to another, so as to vary the turns ratio and hence control the output voltage under a varying load

tap penalty US English

A penalty taken by kicking the ball lightly to a teammate

tap something out in tap2 US English

Produce (a rhythm) with a series of quick light blows on a surface

on tap in tap1 US English

Ready to be poured from a tap

taproom US English

A room in which alcoholic drinks, especially beer, are available on tap; a bar in a hotel or inn

taproot US English

A straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring

taphouse US English

A place where alcoholic drinks, especially beer, were available on tap; a public house