Poppet meaning

pŏpĭt
A poppet valve.
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(chiefly british) A darling.
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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.
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Any of certain timbers used to support a ship about to be launched.
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(informal) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.
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(informal) A young woman or girl.

Come 'ere, poppet!

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The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.
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A figurine or image of idolatry.
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A doll made in witchcraft to represent a person, used in casting spells on that person.
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(nautical) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.

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(engineering) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.
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Origin of poppet

  • Middle English popet small child, doll, puppet puppet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Related to puppet.

    From Wiktionary