Tappet vs Lappet - What's the difference?

tappet | lappet |


As nouns the difference between tappet and lappet

is that tappet is 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 while lappet is a small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.

As a verb lappet is

to decorate with, or as if with, lappets.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tappet

English

Noun

(en 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.
  • Synonyms

    * follower * lifter

    See also

    * (wikipedia "tappet")

    lappet

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
  • (zoology) A wattle or flap-like structure on the face.
  • Some vultures have lappets of bare flesh on the sides of the head.
    Tompot blennies are distinguished by a pair of lappets above the eyes and dark stripes along the body.

    Derived terms

    * lappet moth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To decorate with, or as if with, lappets.
  • (Landor)

    Anagrams

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