(n.) = spigot ; faucet ; tap ; stopcock ; stop valve ; shut-off valve. Ex: What I think the president ought to do is get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your spigots. Ex: Unless the library has a whole book devoted to the repair of faucets they will have to look under one of the less specific heading. Ex: The cinema would be enormously the poorer if deprived of its loaded pistols, banana skins, ticking timebombs and dripping taps. Ex: Stopcocks seize up if left untouched for too long, so turn it off and on again every six months. Ex: If you install a stop valve, it will save you the trouble of shutting off the water in the entire home for a single sink or toilet repair. Ex: If you have a leak inside your house, look under the sinks or toilets for a shut-off valve.