tappet

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Animated view of a cam disc with tappet.

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From tap +‎ -et, possibly influenced by homophony with "tap it."

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tappet (plural tappets)

  1. 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.

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