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trippet

[trip-it] /ˈtrɪp ɪt/
noun, Machinery
1.
a projection, cam, or the like, for striking some other part at regular intervals.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English trypet. See trip1, -et
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trippet

/ˈtrɪpɪt/
noun
1.
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
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