Tapper vs Tappet - What's the difference?

tapper | tappet |


As nouns the difference between tapper and tappet

is that tapper is one who taps while 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tapper

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who taps
  • * Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
  • A low tap was heard at the room door. Mr. Bob Sawyer looked expressively at his friend, and bade the tapper come in
  • A tap-dancer
  • A phone tapper or wiretapper
  • (US) A tapster
  • (telegraphy) In early wireless telegraphs, a device used to shake loose the filings of a coherer.
  • (UK, dialect) The lesser spotted woodpecker.
  • 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")