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poppet

[ pop-it ]
/ ˈpɒp ɪt /
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noun
Also called poppet valve .Machinery. a rising and falling valve consisting of a disk at the end of a vertically set stem, used in internal-combustion and steam engines.
British Dialect. a term of endearment for a girl or child.
Nautical. any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
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Origin of poppet

1300–50; Middle English; earlier form of puppet
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British Dictionary definitions for poppet

poppet
/ (ˈpɒpɪt) /

noun
a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
Also called: poppet valve a mushroom-shaped valve that is lifted from its seating against a spring by applying an axial force to its stem: commonly used as an exhaust or inlet valve in an internal-combustion engine
nautical a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock

Word Origin for poppet

C14: early variant of puppet
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