EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A variant of puppet.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɒ.pɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒpɪt
  • Hyphenation: pop‧pet

NounEdit

poppet (plural poppets)

  1. (informal, term of endearment) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child.
  2. (informal, term of endearment) A young woman or girl.
    Come 'ere, poppet!
  3. The stem and valve head in a poppet valve.
  4. A doll (such as a voodoo doll) made in witchcraft to represent a person, used in casting spells on that person.
  5. (nautical) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
    • 1960, Submarine Torpedo Tubes:
      After passing through the poppet valve, the impulse air and water flows through a poppet discharge stop valve and then through a discharge pipe to the poppet drain tank or bilge
  6. (engineering) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.

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VerbEdit

poppet

  1. second-person plural subjunctive I of poppen