Tap (valve)

Tap (valve)

A tap (also called spigot or faucet in the U.S. and some other regions; see usage variations below) is a valve controlling release of liquids or gas.

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Tap (valve) - Nomenclature and Usage Variations
... In the British Isles and most of the Commonwealth, the word "tap is used for any everyday type of valve particularly the fittings that control water supply to bathtubs and sinks ... the word is more often used for beer taps cut-in connections, or wiretapping ... "Spigot" or "faucet" are more often used to refer to water valves although this sense of "tap is not uncommon, and the term "tapwater" is the standard name for water from the faucet ...

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