Crossword clues for spigot
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Spigot and faucet joint, a joint for uniting pipes, formed by the insertion of the end of one pipe, or pipe fitting, into a socket at the end of another.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "plug used to stop the hole of a cask," according to Barnhart probably from Old French *espigot (compare Gascony dialect espigot "core of a fruit, small ear of grain"), diminutive of Old Provençal espiga "ear of grain," from Latin spica "ear of grain" (see spike (n.2)). Meaning "valve for controlling the flow of a liquid" is from 1520s; the connecting notion is "that which controls or restrains."
n. 1 A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask 2 The plug of a faucet or cock. 3 A faucet. ''(Appalachian)''
A spigot ("tap" or "faucet") is a valve for controlling the release of a gas or liquid.
Spigot may also refer to:
- Spigot, the male end of a pipe designed to be connected with a spigot and socket joint such as an elastomeric sealing ring joint, and the male component of such a joint.
- Spigot algorithm, an algorithm used to compute the value of a mathematical constant
- Spigot mortar, an artillery weapon
- AT-4 Spigot, a Russian anti-tank missile
- Spigot, an individual projecting microscopic tube in a spider's spinneret
- "Spigot", the nickname of cartoonist Tristan A. Farnon
- Spigot Inc - an American corporation specializing in user base monetization.
Usage examples of "spigot".
The diner seats himself, fixes a pipe to the spigot in his cheek, so that he may drink continously as he dines, so avoiding the drudgery of opening flasks, pouring out mugs or goblets, raising, tilting and setting down the mug or goblet, with the consequent danger of breakage or waste.
There was water, rehydration salts, and compressed food, all to be delivered to spigots inside our sealed hoods.
His poor deformed body was like that of Punchinello, a part for which he was famous in the theatres--protuberant before, hunched up between his shoulders behind, and set upon little writhen fleshless legs like wooden spigots.
David was integrated with the dirt and vermiculite, Amy took the urn over to the spigot, filling it about halfway with water.
They carried water in the skins of hogs or in canvas bags made waterproof with candelilla wax and fitted with cowhorn spigots and some had women and children with them and they would shoulder the packanimals off into the brush and relinquish the road to the caballeros and the riders would wish them a good day and they would smile and nod until they passed.
Or, I thought, before everything shuts at once, in a few hours, meaning spigots, accordions, piano lids, soloists, trios, quartets, pubs, sweet shops, and cinemas.
Once in a while a Spigotty lady would pass, closely followed by a couple of little Spigots, and occasionally the postmaster would wake up long enough to accept a sheaf of postcards from a tourist and then go right back to sleep again.
As we passed down the hall, I saw everywhere the hallmarks of pride and craftsmanship, from the smallest, polished turnbuckle to the handles of cursory valves and spigots to the brass railings and handholds that were in such abundance on board.
A spigot entering from the other side provided desalinated seawater for drinking.
Perched on a jumpseat facing Hamid-Jones was another servant, a crickety, skull-capped footman who was busy attaching ivory-tipped tubes to the gold-plated spigots on the refreshment console.
Duffy was about to go back to the dining room and worry about this new symptom of madness when he noticed three big, discolored wooden spigots set in the side of the vat, one at chest level, one at knee level, and one only a dozen inches above the dirt floor.
Tarnished brass plates were nailed above the spigots, and he looked closely at them.
Yet, on the other hand, I cannot but think it shame that a man should turn God's mercy on and off, as a cellarman doth wine with a spigot.
As the descending weight of the animal bore him backward into the shower spigots, he tried to resist but at last gave up and slid down the tiles like a murder victim in a grade-B movie.
Max pulled out the Bunsen burner and connected the rubber tube to the gas spigot.