Definition of Ratchet screwdriver
1. Noun. A screwdriver with a ratchet (so the blade turns in only one direction) and a spiral in the handle (so the blade rotates) with downward pressure on the handle.
Terms within: Rachet, Ratch, Ratchet
Generic synonyms: Screwdriver
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ratchet Screwdriver
Literary usage of Ratchet screwdriver
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1. Ready Reference Digest of Accident and Health Insurance Law by Myron W. Van Auken (1922)
"... that in so doing he used a ratchet screwdriver; having laid the board on the box and placed a screw in position, insured adjusted the tool for the ..."
2. Stratagems and Conspiracies to Defraud Life Insurance Companies: An by John Benjamin Lewis, Charles Carroll Bombaugh (1896)
"It is shown by several witnesses that Goss, while in Baltimore, had in his possession what is called a double ratchet screwdriver, very peculiar in its ..."
3. Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the by Nathaniel B. Raymond, Benjamin I. Salinger, W. W. Cornwall, Ulysses Grant Whitney, Richard Reichmann, Frederick F. Faville, Charles H. Scholz, Charles W. Barlow, Iowa Supreme Court (1918)
"He had brought the material and tools to attach a board or bottom upon a small box standing on the floor, and was using a ratchet screwdriver ..."