1 a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
2 (Also called)
poppet valve a mushroom-shaped valve that is lifted from its seating by applying an axial force to its stem: commonly used as an exhaust or inlet valve in an internal-combustion engine
3 (Nautical) a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock (C14: early variant of puppet)
n the framework above a mining shaft that supports the winding mechanism
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