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[trip-it] /ˈtrɪp ɪt/
noun, Machinery
a projection, cam, or the like, for striking some other part at regular intervals.
Origin of trippet
1300-50; Middle English trypet. See trip1, -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • trippet was for running to the fish-pond at the rate of ten miles an hour.

  • Did you bolt the front door, Marian, when you let trippet out?

  • She requested Mr. trippet to order her carriage that night, and went home without uttering one single word to Captain Blackbeard.

  • trippet was the family cat, who had shown symptoms of alarm at the aspect of the unwonted guest.

  • "He shall cut the throat of Sly first, though," replied Mr. trippet, fiercely.

  • And away ran Mr. trippet, as if the deuce were at his heels.

    Catherine: A Story William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for trippet


any mechanism that strikes or is struck at regular intervals, as by a cam
Word Origin
C15 (in the sense: a piece of wood used in a game): from trippen to trip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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