- 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 engine
- any of certain timbers used to support a ship about to be launched
- Obsolete a doll
- Brit., Informal a term of endearment, as for a child or sweetheart
var. of puppet
See poppet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A poppet valve.
a. A small wooden strip on a gunwale that forms or supports an oarlock.
b. One of the beams of a launching cradle supporting a ship's hull.
- Chiefly British A darling.
Origin: Middle English popet, small child, doll, puppet; see puppet
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