Definition of Tappet

1. Noun. A lever that is moved in order to tap something else.

Generic synonyms: Lever



Definition of Tappet

1. n. A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion.

Definition of Tappet

1. Noun. A lever or projection which is moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, in order to produce change or regulate motion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tappet

1. a sliding rod that causes another part of a mechanism to move [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tappet

taplitumomab
tapoa tafa
tapotement
tapotements
tappa
tappable
tappas
tapped
tapped out
tappee
tappees
tappen
tapper
tappers
tappester
tappet (current term)
tappet wrench
tappets
tappice
tappiced
tappices
tappicing
tapping
tapping up
tappings
tappit
tappit hen
tappit hens
tappy
taproom

Literary usage of Tappet

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

1. Textile design and colour by William Watson (1912)
"tappet looms, which are required to produce only one kind of weave, are, ... In other cases tappet looms are built to accommodate any number of healds from ..."

2. The Mechanism of Weaving by Thomas William Fox (1894)
"are composed of rollers and collars, not unlike those on the oscillating tappet, but here a collar on one barrel must be opposite a roller on the other, ..."

3. The Mechanism of Weaving by Thomas William Fox (1894)
"are composed of rollers and collars, not unlike those on the oscillating tappet, but here a collar on one barrel must be opposite a roller on the other, ..."

4. The Metallurgy of Silver: A Practical Treatise on the Amalgamation, Roasting by Manuel Eissler (1898)
"The Collar, or tappet, is a projecting piece, firmly secured to the upper part of the stem, by means of which the revolving cam may lift the stamp and let ..."

5. Machinery for Metalliferous Mines: A Practical Treatise for Mining Engineers by Edward Henry Davies (1894)
"The arrangement of the tappet valve is shown in fig. 109. ... SERGEANT-tappet VALVE. , coming in contact with the end of the rocking bar, and so alternately ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"... and consequently the tappet strikes the arm q and operates the cylinder. "Having thus described our invention, what we claim and desire to secure by ..."

7. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"Assuming that tappet a is operated, this circuit is from battery c through magnet 6, switch r, magnet / of the lock controlling the tappet g of the signal ..."

8. A Handbook of Gold Milling by Henry Louis (1902)
"The tappet; 2. The stem ; 3. The head ; 4. The shoe. The proportion which these various portions bear to the whole weight should be about— tappet 14 per ..."

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