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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A catch, click, dog, or detent used to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel.

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  • Interesting! The word ratchet has other meanings these days--I've been seeing it all over Twitter.

    December 31, 2012

  • Hey, I just ran across this term yesterday, with its dog and detent, while exploring latch and its kindred.

    December 31, 2012

  • "A catch, click, dog, or detent used to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel." --CD&C

    December 31, 2012