EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAUCET
The drip-drip of water from the faucet sounded loud in the quiet.
She watched with interest the water run steaming from the faucet.
The rhythmic dripping of a faucet is audible through the flat.
There was but one faucet at the Farm, and that was in the kitchen, by the sink.
She went to the sink and, turning the faucet, saw a splendid flow of water.
The water comes through a pipe, and is turned on by a faucet.
The flow of the faucet is determined by the fullness of the reservoir.
When the faucet is closed, the gas supply is shut off and the burners are put out.
What's the other source, besides the faucet in your bathroom?
This faucet is to let the water off if you get the boiler too full.
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.