Definition of Poppet

1. Noun. A mushroom-shaped valve that rises perpendicularly from its seat; commonly used in internal-combustion engines.

Exact synonyms: Poppet Valve
Group relationships: Ice, Internal-combustion Engine
Generic synonyms: Valve

Definition of Poppet

1. n. See Puppet.

Definition of Poppet

1. Noun. (informal) An endearingly sweet or beautiful child. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A young woman or girl. ¹

3. Noun. The stem and valve head in a poppet valve. ¹

4. Noun. A figurine or image of idolatry. ¹

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Definition of Poppet

1. a mechanical valve [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poppet

popped corn
popped in
popped off
popped one's clogs
popped out
popped up
poppet (current term)
poppet valve
popping crease
popping in
popping off
popping one's clogs
popping out

Literary usage of Poppet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Valve Gears by Charles Horace Fessenden (1915)
"The poppet or lift valve has long been predominant in German stationary practice in the ... The poppet valve is fundamentally different from the slide and ..."

2. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1906)
"THE PRESSURE DROP THROUGH poppet ... All gas engines, most air compressors and ice machines and many steam engines, are fitted with poppet valves to control ..."

3. Valves and Valve Gears by Franklin De Ronde Furman (1915)
"A modified form of the poppet valve, as shown at F and E in Fig. ... The intake is at D through the skeleton poppet valve F, which not only moves down ..."

4. Compressed Air: A Treatise on the Production, Transmission and Use of by Theodore Simons (1914)
"The inlet valves of a compressor are either of the poppet type, being held to ... poppet Inlet Valves.—All poppet valves, whether used as inlet or discharge ..."

5. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Maintenance and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1915)
"This is increased in value until the maximum opening is reached, just as with a poppet valve. The important point to observe, however, is that there is ..."

6. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guide by Frank Duncan Graham (1921)
"It should be noted that the expansion principle as applied to poppet valves, ... poppet Corliss Engine.—This type of engine which consists of a poppet high ..."

7. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Maintenance and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1915)
"Even when the poppet valve has been raised to the highest point there is still difficulty for the gas to leave the cylinder because of the tortuous passage ..."

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