Definition of faucet in English:


Syllabification: fau·cet
Pronunciation: /ˈfôsit


North American
A device by which a flow of liquid or gas from a pipe or container can be controlled; a tap.
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  • Install faucets with anti-scald devices that prevent water temperature from rising to dangerous levels, or buy pressure-balanced valves that equalize hot and cold water.
  • Install aerators in faucets and low flow showerheads.
  • Water left in the hoses can freeze and expand, causing faucets and connecting pipes inside your home to freeze and break.


late Middle English (denoting a bung for the vent-hole of a cask, or a tap for drawing liquor from a container): from Old French fausset, from Provençal falset, from falsar 'to bore'. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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