spigot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English spigot (wooden stopper). Probably ultimately from Latin spīca via Old Occitan espiga and one or more dialects of Middle French [Term?].

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Noun[edit]

spigot (plural spigots)

  1. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask.
  2. The plug of a faucet, tap or cock.
  3. (Appalachia) A faucet.
    • 1952, Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, Penguin Books (2014), page 323:
      I went to the sink and turned the spigot, feeling the cold rush of water upon my hand.

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Verb[edit]

spigot (third-person singular simple present spigots, present participle spigoting, simple past and past participle spigoted)

  1. To block with a spigot.
    • 2002, Phoenix Project: Environmental Impact Statement (page 2-31)
      Once a beach has been formed, spigoting would focus on directing the reclaim water pool toward the reclaim barge pumps.
  2. (transitive) To insert (a spigot).
    • 1956, The Automobile Engineer (volume 46, page 118)
      Location of the cylinders is, of course, effected by spigoting their lower ends into the holes in the crankcase. Similarly, the cylinder heads are located by spigoting the upper ends of the cylinders into them.

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal Middle French espigeot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspiɡɔt/, /ˈspiɡət/

Noun[edit]

spigot (plural spigottes)

  1. wooden stopper; wooden spigot

Descendants[edit]

  • English: spigot, spicket

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