[ trip-it ]

  1. a projection, cam, or the like, for striking some other part at regular intervals.

Origin of trippet

First recorded in 1300–50, trippet is from the Middle English word trypet.See trip1, -et

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How to use trippet in a sentence

  • Did you bolt the front door, Marian, when you let trippet out?

  • She requested Mr. trippet to order her carriage that night, and went home without uttering one single word to Captain Blackbeard.

  • "He shall cut the throat of Sly first, though," replied Mr. trippet, fiercely.

  • trippet was the family cat, who had shown symptoms of alarm at the aspect of the unwonted guest.

  • And she left Ensign trippet in a very solemn and affecting way.

British Dictionary definitions for trippet


/ (ˈtrɪpɪt) /

  1. any mechanism that strikes or is struck at regular intervals, as by a cam

Origin of trippet

C15 (in the sense: a piece of wood used in a game): from trippen to trip

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