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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A catch in a machine that prevents motion until released.

Usage examples (30)
  • If the so-called detent The lunacy of all this derangement has been a curious sideshow until this year when it became clear that it is all a part of an intended set-up.
  • My only issue with the entry level Leupolds is that they do not have click detent rings.
  • For the story behind Israel's and its American supporters' opposition to detent between US and Iran see this book by Trita Parsi:
  • The accelerator pedal detent is very pronounced so that, in order to bring the V8's spleen up, you really have to hammer the throttle. for more
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