Definition of Rachet

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

Exact synonyms: Ratch, Ratchet
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Terms within: Click, Detent, Dog, Pawl, Ratchet Wheel
Group relationships: Ratchet Screwdriver, Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver
Derivative terms: Ratchet



Definition of Rachet

1. Noun. ratchet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rachet

1. ratchet [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: ratchet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rachet

racetrackers
racetracks
racewalk
racewalked
racewalker
racewalkers
racewalking
racewalkings
racewalks
raceway
raceways
racewear
rach
rache
raches
rachet (current term)
rachet up
racheted
racheting
rachets
rachi-
rachial
rachialgia
rachicentesis
rachides
rachidial
rachidian
rachigraph
rachilla
rachillae

Literary usage of Rachet

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1. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"rachet-Wheel.—Rack.— Spring of a Watch.—Fusee.—Straps or Cords.—Examples of.—Turning Lathe.—Revolving Shafts.—Spinning Machinery.—Saw Mill.—Pinion.—Leaves. ..."

2. Elements of Mechanism: Elucidating the Scientific Principles of the by Thomas Baker (1852)
"... or the wheel and axle, as in the cases of the turnstiles of bridges, &c., where the number of turns of the rachet-wheel is required to be registered. ..."

3. A History and Description of Modern Wines by Cyrus Redding (1833)
"The situation to the south-west of Meursault, where it joins Puligny, is noted for the delicious white wine called Mont-rachet, of exquisite perfume, ..."

4. The American Travellers' Guides: Hand-books for Travellers in Europe and the by William Pembroke Fetridge (1874)
"The situation to the southwest of Meursault, where it joins Puligny, is noted for the delicious white wine called Mont-rachet, of exquisite perfume, ..."

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