Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A lever with a collar fitted around a ratchet-wheel which engages a pallet on the lever, used for operating a drill or screw by oscillation of the lever.

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Examples

  • No. 10 ships ratchet-lever to ease compressor, No. 9 easing it further by hand.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • His arm seemed paralyzed by its own enormous weight, and felt as though it, the rolling table upon which it rested, and the supporting framework were so immovably welded together that it was impossible to move it even the quarter-inch necessary to operate the ratchet-lever.

    The Skylark of Space

  • - All models boast a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, seat slide and a ratchet-lever seat lifter, enabling drivers of different sizes to find their perfect driving position.

    Autoblog Green

  • - All models boast a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, seat slide and a ratchet-lever seat lifter, enabling drivers of different sizes to find their perfect driving position.

    Autoblog Green

  • - All models boast a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, seat slide and a ratchet-lever seat lifter, enabling drivers of different sizes to find their perfect driving position.

    Autoblog Green

  • - All models boast a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, seat slide and a ratchet-lever seat lifter, enabling drivers of different sizes to find their perfect driving position.

    Autoblog Green

  • - All models boast a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, seat slide and a ratchet-lever seat lifter, enabling drivers of different sizes to find their perfect driving position.

    Autoblog Green

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