Spigot

  • 1 Spigot — Spig ot, n. [From spick,or spike; cf. Ir. & Gael. spiocaid a spigot, Ir. spice a spike. See {Spike}.] A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; also, the plug of a faucet or cock. [1913 Webster] {Spigot and faucet joint}, a joint for uniting… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 spigot — late 14c., plug used to stop the hole of a cask, probably from O.Fr. *espigot (Cf. Gascony dialect espigot core of a fruit, small ear of grain ), dim. of O.Prov. espiga ear of grain, from L. spica ear of grain (see SPIKE (Cf. spike) (n.2)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 spigot — ► NOUN 1) a small peg or plug, especially for insertion into the vent of a cask. 2) US a tap. 3) the plain end of a section of a pipe fitting into the socket of the next one. ORIGIN perhaps from Provençal espigou, from Latin spiculum little ear… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 spigot — [spig′ət] n. [ME spigote, prob. akin (? via OFr) to OIt dial. spigorare, to tap (a cask) < L spiculum: see SPICULE] 1. a plug or peg used to stop the vent in a barrel, etc. 2. a) a faucet b) the valve or plug in a faucet 3. the end of a pipe… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Spigot — AT 4 Spigot AT 4 Spigot Grunddaten Funktion Panzerabwehrrakete Hersteller Konstruktionsbüro KBP …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 spigot — UK [ˈspɪɡət] / US noun [countable] Word forms spigot : singular spigot plural spigots 1) a small tap that controls the flow of liquid from a large container 2) American a tap on an outdoor water pipe …

    English dictionary

  • 7 spigot — noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. spile 2 b. the plug of a faucet or cock c. faucet 2. something resembling a spigot especially in regulating availability or flow (as of money) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 spigot — /spig euht/, n. 1. a small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask. 2. a peg or plug for stopping the passage of liquid in a faucet or cock. 3. a faucet or cock for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like. 4. the end of a pipe… …

    Universalium

  • 9 spigot — [[t]spɪ̱gət[/t]] spigots N COUNT A spigot is a faucet or tap. [AM] …

    English dictionary

  • 10 spigot — kaištis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Atsikišimas, kuris neleidžia orlaivyje esančiai platformai ar padėklui judėti į šonus. atitikmenys: angl. spigot; sprag pranc. tenon …

    NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 11 spigot — see spare at the spigot, and let out at the bung hole …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 12 spigot — noun /spɪɡ.ət/ a) A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask b) The plug of a faucet or cock …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 spigot — Synonyms and related words: ball cock, ball valve, bung, bunghole, check valve, cock, cork, drain cock, draw cock, faucet, gate, hydrant, lid, needle valve, peg, petcock, pin, plug, sea cock, spike, spile, spill, stop, stopcock, stopgap, stopper …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 spigot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. faucet. See passage. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plug, valve, tap; see faucet . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. tap, faucet, valve, cock …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 spigot — spig|ot [ˈspıgət] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Latin spica part of a corn plant where the grain grows ] 1.) a ↑tap in a large container that controls the flow of liquid from it 2.) especially AmE an outdoor ↑tap …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 spigot — spig|ot [ spıgət ] noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a FAUCET on an OUTDOOR water pipe 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH a small FAUCET that controls the flow of liquid from a large container …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 spigot —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 18 spigot — spig·ot || spɪgÉ™t n. faucet, tap; plug used to stop an opening in a cask …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 spigot — [ spɪgət] noun 1》 a small peg or plug, especially for insertion into the vent of a cask. 2》 US a tap.     ↘a device for controlling the flow of liquid in a tap. 3》 the plain end of a section of a pipe fitting into the socket of the next one.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 spigot — n. Spile, stopper, stopple, spill, plug …

    New dictionary of synonyms