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faucet Line breaks: fau¦cet
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːsɪt/

Definition of faucet in English:


North American
A tap.
Example sentences
  • The 2 main faucet types most commonly used are compression faucets and mixing faucets.
  • This is also the time to shut off outdoor faucets and install freeze-proof faucet covers as needed.
  • Cover outside faucets using a faucet insulation kit available at home centers.


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

Words that rhyme with faucet

corset, Dorset
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