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: an upright support or guide of a machine that is fastened at the bottom only
: a valve that rises perpendicularly to or from its seat
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action figure, doll, dolly, puppet
15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Middle English popet — more at puppet
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—used to talk in a loving way to or about a child
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