- a valve that moves into and from its seat: often cam-driven and spring-loaded for a rapid repeating, popping action as in a gasoline enginein full poppet valve
- any of certain timbers used to support a ship about to be launched
- Obs. a doll
- Brit., Informal a term of endearment, as for a child or sweetheart
Origin of poppetvariant, variety of puppet
- A poppet valve.
- Nautical a. A small removable piece of wood on the washboard of a boat, covering a cutout space that can be used as an oarlock.b. One of the beams of a launching cradle supporting a ship's hull.
- Chiefly British A darling.
Origin of poppetMiddle English popet small child, doll, puppet ; see puppet .
- (informal) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.
- (informal) A young woman or girl.
- Come 'ere, poppet!
- The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.
- A figurine or image of idolatry.
- A doll made in witchcraft to represent a person, used in casting spells on that person.
- (nautical) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
- (engineering) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.
Related to puppet.