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tappet

[tap-it] /ˈtæp ɪt/
noun, Machinery
1.
a sliding rod, intermittently struck by a cam, for moving another part, as a valve.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; tap1 + -et
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  • tappet-hen, a crested hen-shaped bottle holding three quarts of claret.
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tappet

/ˈtæpɪt/
noun
1.
a mechanical part that reciprocates to receive or transmit intermittent motion, esp the part of an internal-combustion engine that transmits motion from the camshaft to the push rods or valves
Word Origin
C18: from tap1 + -et
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