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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction.

Usage examples (35)
  • And the one-way rachet towards Collectivism motors on.
  • Then I rachet down, or up, depending on how they react.
  • Mr. Filianoti sang respectably, but did not rachet up the excitement.
  • I use rachet straps with all of my strap on stands but not with my climbers. for more
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