tappet

[ tap-it ]
/ ˈtæp ɪt /
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noun Machinery.

a sliding rod, intermittently struck by a cam, for moving another part, as a valve.

Nearby words

  1. tapotement,
  2. tappan,
  3. tappan zee,
  4. tappan, arthur,
  5. tapper,
  6. tapping,
  7. tapping up,
  8. tappit-hen,
  9. taproom,
  10. taproot

Origin of tappet

First recorded in 1735–45; tap1 + -et

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British Dictionary definitions for tappet

tappet

/ (ˈtæpɪt) /

noun

a mechanical part that reciprocates to receive or transmit intermittent motion, esp the part of an internal-combustion engine that transmits motion from the camshaft to the push rods or valves

Word Origin for tappet

C18: from tap 1 + -et

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