Poppet head
Poppet Pop"pet, n. 1. See {Puppet}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only. [1913 Webster]

4. same as {poppit}. [PJC]

{Poppet head}, {Puppet head}. See {Headstock} (a) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Puppet head — Poppet Pop pet, n. 1. See {Puppet}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) One of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching. Totten. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) An upright support or guide fastened at the bottom only.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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