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Ratchet

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ratchet
N

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English Definitions

ratchet
N
mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
ratchet
V
move by degrees in one direction only
ratchet down
V
move by degrees in one direction only
ratchet screwdriver
N
a screwdriver with a ratchet (so the blade turns in only one direction) and a spiral in the handle (so the blade rotates) with downward pressure on the handle
ratchet wheel
N
toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever
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