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Ratchet   /rˈætʃət/  /rættʃət/   Listen

Move by degrees in one direction only.  Synonyms: rachet up, ratchet down.

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"Ratchet" Quotes from Famous Books

... silence for an instant, then a curious gnawing sound punctuated with quick, low, metallic rasps as of a ratchet at work—and upon Jimmie Dale for a moment came stunned dismay. Time, the one factor upon which he had depended, was lost to him; Clarie Archman and Gentleman Laroque were already at work in there ...
— The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale • Frank L. Packard

... designed by Mosher. For my own use I have taken off the ratchet-locking device for all general work, to be reapplied on the rare occasions when it ...
— Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy - A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery • Chevalier Jackson

Words linked to "Ratchet" :   progress, pawl, mechanical device, click, go on, march on, pass on, dog, detent, move on, advance

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