robinet (plural robinets)
- The chaffinch, or roberd.
- The European robin.
- (historical) A military engine formerly used for throwing darts and stones.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)
Diminutive form of robin (“sheep”), because early taps were often in the shape of a sheep's head.
robinet m (plural robinets)
- “robinet” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).