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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

POPPET. [See Puppet.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines [syn: poppet, poppet valve]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English popet more at puppet Date: 15th century 1. a. Midland doll b. obsolete marionette 2. chiefly British dear 3. a. an upright support or guide of a machine that is fastened at the bottom only b. a valve that rises perpendicularly to or from its seat

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n. 1 Brit. colloq. (esp. as a term of endearment) a small or dainty person. 2 (in full poppet-head) the head of a lathe. 3 a small square piece of wood fitted inside the gunwale or washstrake of a boat. Phrases and idioms: poppet-head Brit. the frame at the top of a mine-shaft supporting pulleys for the ropes used in hoisting. poppet-valve Engin. a mushroom-shaped valve, lifted bodily from its seat rather than hinged. Etymology: ME popet(te), ult. f. L pupa: cf. PUPPET

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Poppet Pop"pet, n. 1. See Puppet. 2. (Naut.) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching. --Totten. 3. (Mach.) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only. Poppet head, Puppet head. See Headstock (a) .

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Puppet Pup"pet, n. [OE. popet, OF. poupette; akin to F. poup['e]e a doll, probably from L. puppa, pupa, a girl, doll, puppet. Cf. Poupeton, Pupa, Pupil, Puppy.] [Written also poppet.] 1. A small image in the human form; a doll.

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