Definition of Ratched

1. ratch [v] - See also: ratch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratched

rataplanning
rataplans
ratas
ratatat
ratatats
ratatouille
ratatouilles
ratbag
ratbags
ratbite fever
ratbite fever bacterium
ratcastle
ratcatcher
ratcatchers
ratch
ratched (current term)
ratchel
ratches
ratchet
ratchet down
ratchet jack
ratchet screwdriver
ratchet up
ratchet wheel
ratchet wheels
ratchet wrench
ratchet wrenches
ratcheted
ratcheting
ratchetlike

Literary usage of Ratched

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1. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1900)
"They are opened by pressure with the thumb on the upper portion of the lever (i), and are automatically held open bv a ratched arrangement, while pressure ..."

2. A Text-book of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1907)
"This whole instrument consists of only two parts— the handle with one beak and the lever and ratched arrangement with the other beak (b and o)—which two ..."

3. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"When in action the tangent-screw is pressed against the ratched edge of the circle by a handle, K, with an eccentric knob. This pressure may, of course, ..."

4. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1873)
"The hour-circle having 720 teeth, and the ratched wheel 120, if the latter receives an impulse every second, the former will revolve once in twenty-four ..."

5. A Glossary of Provincial and Local Words Used in England by Francis Grose, Samuel Pegge (1839)
"N. ratched, spotted. N. RATCH, to stretch. North. ratched, stretched. RATCHEL, broken stones found under mould. Derb. ..."

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