spigot

Definitions

  • Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
    Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spigot a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
    • n spigot a plug for a bunghole in a cask
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spigot A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask; also, the plug of a faucet or cock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spigot A small peg or plug designed to be driven into a gimlet-hole in a cask through which, when open, the contained liquor is drawn off; hence, by extension, any plug fitting into a faucet used for drawing off liquor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spigot spig′ut a plug for stopping a small hole in a cask.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From spick,or spike,; cf. Ir. & Gael. spiocaid, a spigot, Ir. spice, a spike. See Spike
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. spiocaid, W. ysbigod—L. spica.

Usage

In literature:

A large wooden spigot protruded from one side and over it leaned a Gnome, who had climbed upon the vine in order to reach the handle.
"The Magic Soap Bubble" by David Cory
The space between the spigot and hub is half filled with oakum or dry hemp.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Ralph doffed his working clothes, washed up at the tender spigot, and joined Clark, who stood waiting for him on the platform.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
I found him in the store, but he was still sullen about the spigot.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
At two o'clock the downpour ceased as abruptly as though it had been turned off at a spigot.
"Gold" by Stewart White
He stopped and quickly replaced the spigot with a plug.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
When they are "dry," they drink equally well from a spring-hole, a spigot, a dipper or a pail.
"Cupid's Middleman" by Edward B. Lent
Inside the mosque, near the entrance, water was running from spigots into stone basins.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
When Eva talks it is just like opening the spigot and letting the water run.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
A brass spigot on the side permitted the sample to be taken out easily when the bottle was hauled up again.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
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In news:

A sign on Yucca Drive in Indian River Estates marks the spot where a spigot has been flushing 6,000 to 10,000 gallons of drinking water into a ditch near the Savannas State Preserve every night for the past 15 months.
Put your glass under the spigot and watch the pour.
Outsiders turn on spending spigot full blast.
'Golden Spigot ' takes turn on Silver Screen.
Both parties promise to keep federal spigot open.
Bank Profit Spigot to Draw Scrutiny.
Credit Spigot Opening Up for Subprime Auto Borrowers.
5 ways to open the US oil spigot .
Haiti election results could open spigot to billions in aid.
DOE Opens Spigot On Smart Grid Projects.
The spigot opened more than 30 years ago, and all manner of high school All-Americans, college All-Americans, and NFL All-Pros and Hall of Famers started to pour from that coastal region of Virginia called Tidewater.
The spigot opened more than 30 years ago, and all manner of high school All-Americans, college All-Americans, and NFL All-Pros and Hall of Famers started to pour from that coastal region of Virginia called Tidewater .
Each barrel is made of 50 percent recycled material and comes with a spigot, screen, and down-spout adapter.
The Pig in the Spigot.
It holds up to 96 ounces and has a hands-free spigot.
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