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poppet

[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/
noun
1.
Also called poppet valve. Machinery. a rising and falling valve consisting of a disk at the end of a vertically set stem, used in internal-combustion and steam engines.
2.
British Dialect. a term of endearment for a girl or child.
3.
Nautical. any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
4.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; earlier form of puppet
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Examples from the web for poppet
  • During the remainder of the open stroke, the internal poppet lifts the main poppet and retracts it to the fully open position.
  • Ensure that the poppet returns to the closed position.
  • When the pump is activated, product is metered into the line through a poppet valve.
  • Tests were performed on mushroom, annular, flap and poppet type exhalation valves.
  • If you open this cap, there should be a poppet pressed tightly against the top.
  • Fuel delivery drivers will sometimes prop this poppet open with a stick or rock, so make sure that it is closed.
  • Slowly open the bleed valve of the test kit, and observe and record the psi when the air inlet poppet opens.
  • The solution was delivered continuously by a syringe pump through a poppet-seal relief valve into the deposition chamber.
  • The vapor adaptor poppet shall not leak when closed.
  • The safety valve shall be constructed of bronze body with poppet type safety valve for compressed air service.
British Dictionary definitions for poppet

poppet

/ˈpɒpɪt/
noun
1.
a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
2.
Also called poppet valve. a mushroom-shaped valve that is lifted from its seating against a spring by applying an axial force to its stem: commonly used as an exhaust or inlet valve in an internal-combustion engine
3.
(nautical) a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock
Word Origin
C14: early variant of puppet
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Word Origin and History for poppet
n.

"small human figure used in witchcraft and sorcery," c.1300, early form of puppet (n.). Meaning "small or dainty person" is recorded from late 14c.; later a term of endearment but also in other cases one of contempt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for poppet

poppet

noun

A young child •Usu a term of endearment (1849+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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