- A device used to dispense liquids.
verb (tapp, ing)
We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the .
- A device used to cut an internal screw thread. (External screw threads are cut with a die.)
We drilled a hole and then cut the threads with the proper to match the valve's thread.
The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.
- A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
- To furnish with taps.
on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a .
We have draft beer on tap.
- To access a resource or object.
When he ran out of money, he decided to into his trust fund.
- To draw off liquid from a vessel
He tapped a new barrel of beer.
- To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
They can't the phone without a warrant.
- To intercept a communication without authority.
He was known to Cable TV and satellite dishes.
(context, mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
(slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
- The bituminous surface of a road.
- Area of an airport where planes park or maneuver.
- (Archaic) A mixture of tar and small stones used in road building, now normally abbreviated to tarmac.
- a new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.
- A large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
verb (tunnels, tunnelling or in American usage tunneling, tunnelled or in American usage tunneled)
- An underground or underwater passage.
- A passage through or under some obstacle.
- A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.
(transitive) To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow.
(intransitive) To make a tunnel.