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English definition of “tappet”


noun [C] uk   /ˈtæp.ɪt/ us  
a part of a machine that causes another part to move by hitting itMechanical engineeringMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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