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tap·pet

 (tăp′ĭt)
n.
A lever or projecting arm that moves or is moved by contact with another part, usually to transmit motion, as between a driving mechanism and a valve.

[Probably from tap.]

tappet

(ˈtæpɪt)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical part that reciprocates to receive or transmit intermittent motion, esp the part of an internal-combustion engine that transmits motion from the camshaft to the push rods or valves
[C18: from tap1 + -et]

tap•pet

(ˈtæp ɪt)

n.
a sliding rod that moves another machine part, as a valve, when intermittently struck by a cam.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tappet - a lever that is moved in order to tap something elsetappet - a lever that is moved in order to tap something else
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Translations
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tappet

[ˈtæpɪt] Nempujador m, empujaválvula m

tappet

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tappet

n (Aut) → Stößel m

tappet

[ˈtæpɪt] npunteria
References in periodicals archive ?
An automotive tappet, also known as valve lifter or cam follower, is a small automotive component inserted between the tappet lifting mechanism and camshaft lobe in the engines.
Chrome lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet covers contrast with the black cylinders to highlight the V-Twin engine shape.
The wear protection capability of oils G15/0553 and G15/0554, without and with PAG respectively, was evaluated with a motored valvetrain rig using a radionuclide technique where the entire top surface of a tappet and the entire width of the cam nose and 5 mm on either side of the nose were activated.
When turned in for overhaul, all crankcases need some work, ranging from minor cleanup and dressing of mating surfaces to more major work, like weld repairing major cracks, line boring for the bearing webs and reworking the tappet bores.
Overhead shafting survives, as do the fulling stocks, with wooden mallets and a tappet wheel - one of only four in their original location in Wales.
A pneumatically driven tappet is forced through the fluidic, ejecting the material out of a nozzle with high energy, and delivering a shot at a controlled volumetric size.
The duo, who called themselves ''Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,'' ended each show with the catchphrase, ''Don't drive like my brother,'' delivered in their signature Boston accents.
Karl Brumbach, first vice president and Joshua Rubin, senior associate of Massey Knakal, represented the seller and Eastern Consolidated's Marcia Rose Yawits, senior director, and Benjamin Tappet, principal procured file purchaser, the Parkoff Organization.
Also, the company's Astec Mobile Screens is making the stealth tappet available for all of its high-frequency screens.
Within the paper the symmetrical profile of the cam was considered, so that the laws determining the tappet upward motion in the four elevation areas are similar to these defining its downward motion.