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on tap definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of liquids) available by turning a tap; "ale on tap"; "hot and cold running water on tap"
2: available for immediate use; "extra personnel on tap"; "other sports and entertainment facilities are on tap"; "there are numerous projects on tap"

Merriam Webster's

phrasal 1. ready to be drawn from a large container (as a cask or keg) <ale on tap> 2. broached or furnished with a tap 3. on hand ; available <services instantly on tap Hugh Dwan> 4. coming up <other matches on tap H. W. Wind>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tap Tap, n. [AS. t[ae]ppa, akin to D. tap, G. zapfen, OHG. zapfo, Dan. tap, Sw. tapp, Icel. tappi. Cf. Tampion, Tip.] 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or the like; a faucet. 3. Liquor drawn through a tap; hence, a certain kind or quality of liquor; as, a liquor of the same tap. [Colloq.] 4. A place where liquor is drawn for drinking; a taproom; a bar. [Colloq.] 5. (Mech.) A tool for forming an internal screw, as in a nut, consisting of a hardened steel male screw grooved longitudinally so as to have cutting edges. On tap. (a) Ready to be drawn; as, ale on tap. (b) Broached, or furnished with a tap; as, a barrel on tap. Plug tap (Mech.), a screw-cutting tap with a slightly tapering end. Tap bolt, a bolt with a head on one end and a thread on the other end, to be screwed into some fixed part, instead of passing through the part and receiving a nut. See Illust. under Bolt. Tap cinder (Metal.), the slag of a puddling furnace.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

Tapped, broached, abroach.




 


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