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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

spigot (plural spigots)

  1. A pin or peg used to stop the vent in a cask.
  2. The plug of a faucet or cock.
  3. (Appalachia) A faucet.

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VerbEdit

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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