trippet

trippet

[trip-it]
noun Machinery.
a projection, cam, or the like, for striking some other part at regular intervals.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English trypet. See trip1, -et

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trippet (ˈtrɪpɪt)
 
n
any mechanism that strikes or is struck at regular intervals, as by a cam
 
[C15 (in the sense: a piece of wood used in a game): from trippen to trip]

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