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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)  

poppet head  
      n   the framework above a mining shaft that supports the winding mechanism  
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