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Saturday, August 03, 2013

Definitions for spigot

  1. a small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask.
  2. a peg or plug for stopping the passage of liquid in a faucet or cock.
  3. a faucet or cock for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like.

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Citations for spigot
The gray hut is five feet away, a raised window above the spigot of the hose. Christopher Bram, Gods and Monsters, 1995
He worked his way around the trunk until he found a spigot. He turned it on and caught a little fluid in the palm of one hand. He sipped it. Piers Anthony, Two to the Fifth, 2008
Origin of spigot
1350-1400
Spigot came to English in the late 14th century from the Latin spica meaning "ear of grain." It shares its root with the word spike.