• WordNet 3.6
    • n poppet a mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poppet (Mach) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.
    • Poppet (Naut) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching.
    • Poppet same as poppit.
    • Poppet See Puppet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poppet A puppet.
    • n poppet A term of endearment. See puppet.
    • n poppet A shore or piece of timber placed between a vessel's bottom and the bilgeways, at the foremost and aftermost parts, to support her in launching. See cut under launching-ways.
    • n poppet One of the heads of a lathe. Also popit. See cut under lathe-head.
    • n poppet A puppet-valve.
    • n poppet Small bits of wood upon a boat's gunwale, to support the rowlocks and washstrake.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Poppet pop′et a puppet: a piece of timber used to support a vessel while being launched: one of the heads of a lathe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Been trying to mix for yourself this long time, poppet?
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" by Charles Dickens
Just as well and more, my pretty poppet.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
Well, she pinched my cheek, 'my little poppet,' said she.
"Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Poppet, have a glass of wine?
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
You shall be my pet, and my poppet, and my dearest little duck all the days of your life.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
Where art thou, poppet!
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
Isn't he, my poppet?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Also, poppets on the gunwale of a boat support the wash-strake, and form the rowlocks.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
What a courageous little poppet!
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Ah, the baby whose birth had cost that painted poppet's life!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
It wouldn't have done to go travelling in a white silk dress, would it, you dear little poppet?
"Funny Little Socks" by Sarah. L. Barrow
With her, in the cluttered drawing-room, were Margaret, Kate Schermerhorn, Poppet Bleecker, Verelst, Cantillon and Ogston.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Just as well and more, my pretty poppet.
"Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read" by Charles Dickens
You've told me that yourself, often enough, my Poppet, have you not?
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
It is not, to be sure, that darling poppet, our young man, who rules the house.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
The valve was usually the double-poppet.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
She was thinking of this as she sat in the twilight nursing her wooden poppet.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
But I'm wanted downstairs; can you spare me, Poppets?
"The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy" by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
I dare say," he added enviously, "that you know what poppet-valves are!
"A Knight on Wheels" by Ian Hay
Scantlebray, my poppet, isn't it so!
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould

In poetry:

It's no go my honey love, it's no go my poppet;
Work your hands from day to day, the winds will blow the profit.
The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass you won't hold up the weather.
"Bagpipe Music" by Louis MacNeice

In news:

Brooklyn synth-poppeteers Chairlift float through a fine-tuned set of glittering, icy electro-tunes live on KEXP.
Poppet-style 3- and 4-way valves are rated to 5000 psi (340 bar) for intermittent pressure and flow.
One drawback to this design is that air is free to go any direction as the poppets shift from one flow path to the other.
The Tridak Model 785 poppet valve can be used in numerous applications to dispense low-to-medium viscosity materials such as adhesives, silicones, greases, and other filled materials.
AutomationDirect Nitra pneumatic BVS series modular solenoid valves are body ported, three-port (three-way), two-position poppet valves available in normally-open or normally-closed configurations.
My favorites include Meet Me at Mike's, Pilgrim Lee, and now, the fabulous Cintia of My Poppet.
The 3-way valve has a balanced poppet design, so all internal forces generated are neutralized.