robinet

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From robin

Noun[edit]

robinet (plural robinets)

  1. The chaffinch, or roberd.
  2. The European robin.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

robinet (plural robinets)

  1. (historical) A military engine formerly used for throwing darts and stones.

Etymology 3[edit]

From French robinet

Noun[edit]

robinet (plural robinets)

  1. A tap; a faucet.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for robinet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of robin (sheep), because early taps were often in the shape of a sheep's head.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔ.bi.nɛ/
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Noun[edit]

robinet m (plural robinets)

  1. tap (UK), faucet (US)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: rubinetto
  • Romanian: robinet

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French robinet.

Noun[edit]

robinet n (plural robinete)

  1. faucet