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Definition of Faucet


  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.

Faucet Quotations

Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Billie Holiday

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Robert Frost

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.
Jean Anouilh

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.
Charles Olson

Utilities get out of the way. Can you imagine if you flipped a light switch and had to watch an ad before you got electricity? Can you imagine if you turned on a faucet and had to watch an ad before the water came out?
Jan Koum
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Faucet Translations

faucet in Danish is hane
faucet in Dutch is kraan, tap, tapkraan
faucet in Finnish is hana
faucet in French is robinet
faucet in German is Absperrvorrichtung {f}
faucet in Norwegian is tappekran
faucet in Spanish is grifo
faucet in Swedish is kran
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