Definition of "spigot" [spig•ot]

  • A faucet. See Regional Note at andiron. (noun)
  • A wooden faucet placed in the bunghole of a cask. (noun)
  • The vent plug of a cask. (noun)

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Use "spigot" in a sentence
  • "The truth about paid media: Paid media works, but only so long as the money spigot is turned on and gushing."
  • ""The spigot is stopping Nov. 2," he says, when voters will be sending a message to Congress."
  • "* If the Saudi oil spigot is shut off, by terrorism or by political revolution, the effect on the global economy, and particularly on the economy of the United States, will be devastating."