Kitchen Faucet or Tap?
I did not know I was using these two words interchangeably until I had to write an article on the kitchen. It got me scratching my head wondering what is the difference between a faucet and a tap.
Dictionary.com defines a faucet:
Any device for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe or the like by opening or closing an orifice; tap; cock.
Dictionary.com defines a tap:
A cylindrical stick, long plug, or stopper for closing an opening through which liquid is drawn, as in a cask; spigot. A faucet or cock.
It seem like the words have the same meaning and I had to dig a little deeper to find out.
Apparently, the only difference is what country you are in. In the USA people say faucet and in the UK/Ireland they say tap.
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