/spig"euht/, n.
1. a small peg or plug for stopping the vent of a cask.
2. a peg or plug for stopping the passage of liquid in a faucet or cock.
3. a faucet or cock for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like.
4. the end of a pipe that enters the enlarged end of another pipe to form a joint.
[1350-1400; ME spigot, perh. < OF *espigot < OPr espig(a) ( < L spica ear of grain; see SPICA) + OF -ot dim. suffix]
Regional Variation. 3. See faucet.

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