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noun
  1. A device used to dispense liquids.
We don't have bottled water, you'll have to get it from the .
  1. 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.
  1. A connection made to an electrical or fluid conductor without breaking it.
The system was barely keeping pressure due to all of the ill advised taps along its length.
verb (tapp, ing)
  1. To furnish with taps.
  2. on tap: To have something available; to open (a keg) with a .
We have draft beer on tap.
  1. To access a resource or object.
When he ran out of money, he decided to into his trust fund.
  1. To draw off liquid from a vessel
He tapped a new barrel of beer.
  1. To place a listening or recording device on a telephone or wired connection
They can't the phone without a warrant.
  1. To intercept a communication without authority.
He was known to Cable TV and satellite dishes.
  1. (context, mechanical) To cut an internal screw thread.
Tap an M3 thread all the way through the hole.
  1. (slang) To have sexual intercourse with.
I would tap that hot girl over there. or, more informally, I'd tap that
tarmac Tweet Definition of tarmac Like Definition of tarmac on Facebook
noun
  1. The bituminous surface of a road.
  2. Area of an airport where planes park or maneuver.
tarmacadam Tweet Definition of tarmacadam Like Definition of tarmacadam on Facebook
noun
  1. (Archaic) A mixture of tar and small stones used in road building, now normally abbreviated to tarmac.
Telford Tweet Definition of Telford Like Definition of Telford on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.
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through Tweet Definition of through Like Definition of through on Facebook
noun
  1. A large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
tunnel Tweet Definition of tunnel Like Definition of tunnel on Facebook
noun
  1. An underground or underwater passage.
  2. A passage through or under some obstacle.
  3. A hole in the ground made by an animal, a burrow.
verb (tunnels, tunnelling or in American usage tunneling, tunnelled or in American usage tunneled)
  1. (transitive) To make a tunnel through or under something, to burrow.
  2. (intransitive) To make a tunnel.

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