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pop·pet

 (pŏp′ĭt)
n.
1. A poppet valve.
2. Nautical
a. A small removable piece of wood on the washboard of a boat, covering a cutout space that can be used as an oarlock.
b. One of the beams of a launching cradle supporting a ship's hull.
3. Chiefly British A darling.

[Middle English popet, small child, doll, puppet; see puppet.]

poppet

(ˈpɒpɪt)
n
1. a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
2. (Mechanical Engineering) 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 Terms) nautical a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock
[C14: early variant of puppet]

pop•pet

(ˈpɒp ɪt)

n.
1. 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.
[1300–50; Middle English; earlier form of puppet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.poppet - a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines
internal-combustion engine, ICE - a heat engine in which combustion occurs inside the engine rather than in a separate furnace; heat expands a gas that either moves a piston or turns a gas turbine
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Translations

poppet

[ˈpɒpɪt] N (Brit) → encanto m, cielo m
yes, my poppetsí, hija, sí, querida
she is a poppetes un cielo
the boss is a poppetel jefe es un encanto

poppet

n (inf)Schatz m; (inf)Schätzchen nt

poppet

[ˈpɒpɪt] n (fam) → tesoro, amore m
References in classic literature ?
Why, Quebec, my poppet," says George, following, on invitation, into that department.
The poppet, however, encouraged perhaps by the relenting tone of this reply, ventured to rebel, and, stealing into the room, made towards Madame Mantalini on tiptoe, blowing her a kiss as he came along.
Six days ago when I brought her my first earnings in full--twenty-three roubles forty copecks altogether--she called me her poppet: 'poppet,' said she, 'my little poppet.
Poppets knocked at the door to know if we were ready for supper.
But most of all, it's a definite indication that the poppet needs to escape the sycophantic world of the boyband bubble and find some normal pals who'll tell him when he's heading out on the town looking like his nan's duvet.
The new VH air poppet comes from CUMSA in Spain and is supplied here by CUMSA USA, Troy, Mich.
They soon had names - Wrigley who wouldn't sit still to eat, Smokey because of her burned fur, and Poppet who was the tiniest.
To him, Pendarovski has integrity and is different than Ivanov, who for five years served as PM Gruevski's poppet.
I suspect this poppet is already taking herself too seriously, telling us that although child-care will always be her major concern, "if Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can manage it.
Moshi Monster pair Katsuma and Poppet find themselves in a race against time to stop the evil-ish Dr Strangelove from destroying a newly discovered Great Moshling Egg, which may contain a new monster.
So, not wanting to disappoint his youngsters, Gilardino now has a colourful portrait of the porcine poppet on his leg.
Mischievous Poppet hid in the laundry while owner Laura Gilholme's back was turned.