Poppet



[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/

noun
1.
Also called poppet valve. Machinery. a rising and falling valve consisting of a disk at the end of a vertically set stem, used in internal-combustion and steam engines.
2.
British Dialect. a term of endearment for a girl or child.
3.
Nautical. any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
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[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/
noun
1.
a usually plastic bead that can be connected to or detached from others of the same kind without hooks or clasps, used to form necklaces, bracelets, etc.
/ˈpɒpɪt/
noun
1.
a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
2.
Also called poppet valve. a mushroom-shaped valve that is lifted from its seating against a spring by applying an axial force to its stem: commonly used as an exhaust or inlet valve in an internal-combustion engine
3.
(nautical) a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock
n.

“small human figure used in witchcraft and sorcery,” c.1300, early form of puppet (n.). Meaning “small or dainty person” is recorded from late 14c.; later a term of endearment but also in other cases one of contempt.

noun

A young child •Usu a term of endearment (1849+)

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