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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.]
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(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]
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a sliding rod that moves another machine part, as a valve, when intermittently struck by a cam.
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tappet[ˈtæpɪt] N → empujador m, empujaválvula m
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tappet[ˈtæpɪt] n (AUTOMOBILES) → poussoir m (de soupape)tap shoes npl → chaussures fpl de claquettestap water n → eau f du robinet
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n (Aut) → Stößel m
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tappet[ˈtæpɪt] n → punteria
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