Meaning of poppet

pop•pet

Pronunciation: (pop'it), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda rising and falling valve consisting of a disk at the end of a vertically set stem, used in internal-combustion and steam engines.
  2. a term of endearment for a girl or child.
  3. any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
  4. poppit.
  5. poppethead.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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