\ɹˈat͡ʃɪt], \ɹˈatʃɪt], \ɹ_ˈa_tʃ_ɪ_t]\
Definitions of RATCHET
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- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
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- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
In clock and watch making, a small arm or bar, one end of which abuts against a toothed wheel, called a ratchet-wheel, whose use is either to communicate motion or to prevent backward motion-in the former case being called a click or paul, and in the latter a detent; in mech., a bar having angular teeth, into which a paul drops to prevent a machine being reversed when in motion.
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