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ruzuzu commented on the word ratchet-pawl
Interesting! The word ratchet has other meanings these days--I've been seeing it all over Twitter.
December 31, 2012
hernesheir commented on the word ratchet-pawl
Hey, I just ran across this term yesterday, with its dog and detent, while exploring latch and its kindred.
"A catch, click, dog, or detent used to engage the teeth of a ratchet-wheel." --CD&C