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pop•pet



Pronunciation: (pop'it), [key]
n.
1. Also called pop'pet valve". Mach.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. Brit. Dial.a term of endearment for a girl or child.
3. Naut.any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
4. poppit.
5. poppethead.

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