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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Faucet  \Fau"cet\,  n.  [F.  fausset  perh.  fr  L.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  faucet 
  n  :  a  device  for  regulating  the  flow  of  a  liquid  from  a 
  reservoir 




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