tappet

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noun tap·pet \ˈta-pət\

Definition of tappet

  1. :  a lever or projection moved by some other piece (such as a cam) or intended to tap or touch something else to cause a particular motion

Origin and Etymology of tappet

irregular from 3tap


First Known Use: 1745

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