Fau"cet (?), n. [F. fausset, perh. fr. L. fauces throat.]

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.

 

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