- a projection, cam, or the like, for striking some other part at regular intervals.
Origin of trippet
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Examples from the Web for trippet
Trippet was for running to the fish-pond at the rate of ten miles an hour.
Did you bolt the front door, Marian, when you let Trippet out?
And away ran Mr. Trippet, as if the deuce were at his heels.Catherine: A Story
William Makepeace Thackeray
Trippet was the family cat, who had shown symptoms of alarm at the aspect of the unwonted guest.
She requested Mr. Trippet to order her carriage that night, and went home without uttering one single word to Captain Blackbeard.
- any mechanism that strikes or is struck at regular intervals, as by a cam
C15 (in the sense: a piece of wood used in a game): from trippen to trip
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