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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 ?
Poppets knocked at the door to know if we were ready for supper.
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.' And when we were by ourselves, you understand?
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.
Y'll be fess enough, my poppet, when th'st know!" (Mrs Durbeyfield habitually spoke the dialect; her daughter, who had passed the Sixth Standard in the National School under a London-trained mistress, spoke two languages: the dialect at home, more or less; ordinary English abroad and to persons of quality.)
"Why, Quebec, my poppet," says George, following, on invitation, into that department.
just as well and more, my pretty poppet. It's because I thought it better for you.
Been trying to mix for yourself this long time, poppet?'
The children from Poppets Children's Day Nursery have been busy developing their knowledge about growing.
He said: "Some people in the Aberaeron and Trelech areas are known to have used 'poppets' or effigies to try and bring bad luck to other people.
According to PPL, metal poppets can be difficult and costly to machine and the sealing surface can be inconsistent due to difficulties in machining defect-free seat surfaces.
It is expected the move could value Big Bear, which also owns Fox's Glacier mints and Poppets chocolates, at over pounds 75 million.