Puppet

Definition of Puppet

Pup´pet
n.1.A small image in the human form; a doll.
2.A similar figure moved by the hand or by a wire in a mock drama; a marionette; a wooden actor in a play.
At the pipes of some carved organ move,
The gilded puppets dance.
- Pope.
3.One controlled in his action by the will of another; a tool; - so used in contempt.
4.(Mach.) The upright support for the bearing of the spindle in a lathe.
Puppet master
Same as Puppetman.
Puppet play
a puppet show.
Puppet player
one who manages the motions of puppets.
Puppet show
a mock drama performed by puppets moved by wires.
Puppet valve
a valve in the form of a circular disk, which covers a hole in its seat, and opens by moving bodily away from the seat while remaining parallel with it, - used in steam engines, pumps, safety valves, etc. Its edge is often beveled, and fits in a conical recess in the seat when the valve is closed. See the valves shown in Illusts. of Plunger pump, and Safety valve, under Plunger, and Safety.

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