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Definition of "poppet" []

  • A poppet valve. (noun)
  • Nautical A small wooden strip on a gunwale that forms or supports an oarlock. (noun)
  • Nautical One of the beams of a launching cradle supporting a ship's hull. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A darling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poppet" in a sentence
  • "Six days ago, when I brought her my first earnings in full—twenty-three roubles forty copecks altogether—she called me her poppet: ‘poppet, ’ said she, ‘my little poppet."
  • "Except they were red shoes, so maybe it's more like Dorothy, or that poppet from the Andersen story."
  • "The poppet was a little doll manufactured from a corn-cob, dressed in an indigo-colored gown."
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