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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 ?
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?'
Poppets knocked at the door to know if we were ready for supper.
That relationship requires each PCV valve design to have a unique balance among the internal poppet and orifice geometry, the spring force, and the vacuum level.
Attached to the valve poppet, the damper had to make constant, gradual movements to prevent erratic speed changes.
A multiple diaphragm, pressure-sensing assembly will expand or contract to precisely adjust the poppet and compensate for any slight change in pressure and flow.
about 150 poppet valves, 160 poppet valves with cold smoke barriers, 12 ceiling air outlets and 160 cold smoke barriers are installed in the buildings.
Financed, written, directed and animated in the UK, Moshi Monsters: The Movie brings to life the six virtual monsters from the game - Diavlo, Katsuma, Furi, Luvli, Poppet and Zommer - as they venture far from the safety of Monstro City.