[faw-sit] /ˈfɔ sɪt/
any device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like by opening or closing an orifice; tap; cock.
a tap fitted to a barrel
(US & Canadian) a valve by which a fluid flow from a pipe can be controlled by opening and closing an orifice Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) tap
c.1400, from Old French fausset (14c.) “breach, spigot, stopper, peg (of a barrel),” of unknown origin; perhaps diminutive of Latin faux, fauces “upper part of the throat, pharynx, gullet.” Barnhart and others suggest the Old French word is from fausser “to damage, break into,” from Late Latin falsare (see false).
Spigot and faucet was the name of an old type of tap for a barrel or cask, consisting of a hollow, tapering tube, which was driven at the narrow end into a barrel, and a screw into the tube which regulated the flow of the liquid. Properly, it seems, the spigot was the tube, the faucet the screw, but the senses have merged or reversed over time. Faucet is now the common word in American English for the whole apparatus.
[foh-shahr; French foh-shar] /foʊˈʃɑr; French foʊˈʃar/ noun, plural fauchards [foh-shahrz; French foh-shar] /foʊˈʃɑrz; French foʊˈʃar/ (Show IPA) 1. a shafted weapon having a knifelike blade with a convex cutting edge and a beak on the back for catching the blade of an aggressor’s weapon.
[faw-seez] /ˈfɔ siz/ noun, plural fauces. 1. Anatomy. the cavity at the back of the mouth, leading into the pharynx. 2. a vestibule of an ancient Roman house. /ˈfɔːsiːz/ noun (pl) -ces 1. (anatomy) the area between the cavity of the mouth and the pharynx, including the surrounding tissues faucial fau·cial (fô’shəl) or fau·cal (-kəl) […]
- Faucial tonsil
faucial tonsil n. See tonsil.
faucitis fau·ci·tis (fô-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the fauces.