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trippet

[ trip-it ]
/ ˈtrɪp ɪt /
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noun Machinery.

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

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Origin of trippet

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

trippet
/ (ˈtrɪpɪt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for trippet

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