Poppet Definition

pŏpĭt
noun
Webster's New World
A poppet valve.
American Heritage
A small wooden strip on a gunwale that forms or supports an oarlock.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World
One of the beams of a launching cradle supporting a ship's hull.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Poppet

Noun

Singular:
poppet
Plural:
poppets

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

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