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British Dictionary definitions for poppet head

poppet head

noun
  1. the framework above a mining shaft that supports the winding mechanism
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  • The tailstock or poppet-head screw is a right hand because the nut moves in this case.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose