Tappet motion
Tappet Tap"pet, n. (Mach.) A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion. --G. Francis. [1913 Webster]

{Tappet motion}, a valve motion worked by tappets from a reciprocating part, without an eccentric or cam, -- used in steam pumps, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • tappet motion — noun : a valve motion (as in a steam pump) worked by tappets …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tappet — Tap pet, n. (Mach.) A lever or projection moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, with a view to produce change or regulate motion. G. Francis. [1913 Webster] {Tappet motion}, a valve motion worked by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tappet — ► NOUN ▪ a lever or projecting part on a machine which intermittently makes contact with a cam or other part so as to give or receive motion. ORIGIN from TAP(Cf. ↑tapper) …   English terms dictionary

  • -mōtion — ● tappet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tappet — [ Ford I4 DOHC engine, showing the tappet just under the cam lobe] A tappet in mechanical engineering is a projection which imparts a linear motion to some other component within an assembly. Properly speaking, a tappet is only that part of a… …   Wikipedia

  • tappet — noun Etymology: irregular from 3tap Date: 1745 a lever or projection moved by some other piece (as a cam) or intended to tap or touch something else to cause a particular motion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tappet — noun A lever or projection which is moved by some other piece, as a cam, or intended to tap or touch something else, in order to produce change or regulate motion. Syn: follower, lifter …   Wiktionary

  • tappet — [ tapɪt] noun a moving part in a machine which transmits motion in a straight line between a cam and another participle Origin C18: appar. an irregular dimin. of tap2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • tappet — /ˈtæpət / (say tapuht) noun (in a machine or engine) a projecting part, arm, or the like which intermittently comes in contact with another part to which it communicates or from which it receives an intermittent motion. {tap1 + et} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tappet — n. a lever or projecting part used in machinery to give intermittent motion, often in conjunction with a cam. Etymology: app. f. TAP(2) + ET(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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