Definition of Ratchet wheel

1. Noun. Toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever.

Group relationships: Rachet, Ratch, Ratchet
Generic synonyms: Wheel



Definition of Ratchet wheel

1. Noun. A toothed wheel either held in position or turned by an engaging detent or pawl. ¹

2. Noun. The retaining wheel over the mainspring arbor of a timepiece. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratchet Wheel

ratbags
ratbite fever
ratbite fever bacterium
ratcastle
ratcatcher
ratcatchers
ratch
ratched
ratchel
ratches
ratchet
ratchet down
ratchet jack
ratchet screwdriver
ratchet up
ratchet wheel (current term)
ratchet wheels
ratchet wrench
ratchet wrenches
ratcheted
ratcheting
ratchetlike
ratchets
ratchety
ratching
rate
rate-limiting step
rate-of-climb indicator
rate constants
rate equation

Literary usage of Ratchet wheel

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1. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"86, except that the pawls are hooked and ratchet-wheel is rotated by an ... On the return stroke a dog holds the ratchet-wheel from turning while the pawl ..."

2. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1877)
"On the same axle with this toothed roller is a ratchet wheel, having the same number of teeth as there are in the roller, so that the paper advances one ..."

3. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"Sii, except that the pawls arc hooked and ratchet-wheel is rotated by an ... On the return stroke a dog holds t hi* ratchet-wheel from turning while the ..."

4. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1912)
"This is perhaps the most common form of intermittent motion and consists of two principal parts, the ratchet wheel and pawl or detent. ..."

5. The Electrical Review (1881)
"The ratchet wheel, E, is connected with a suitable counting mechanism, F, so as to transmit motion to the same, as will be well understood. ..."

6. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1912)
"This is perhaps the most common form of intermittent motion and consists of two principal parts, the ratchet wheel and pawl or detent. ..."

7. The Useful Arts: Considered in Connexion with the Applications of Science by Jacob Bigelow (1853)
"... Spiral Gear, Bevel Gear, Crown Wheels, Universal Joint, Perpetual Screw, Brush Wheels, ratchet wheel, Distant Rotary Motion, Change of Velocity, Fusee. ..."

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