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pawl

pawl

 (pôl)
n.
A hinged or pivoted device adapted to fit into a notch of a ratchet wheel to impart forward motion or prevent backward motion.

[Perhaps variant of pale or pole, or from French pal (from Old French; see pale1).]

pawl

(pɔːl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a pivoted lever shaped to engage with a ratchet wheel to prevent motion in a particular direction
[C17: perhaps from Dutch pal pawl]

pawl

(pɔl)

n.
a pivoted bar adapted to engage with the teeth of a wheel so as to prevent movement or to impart motion.
[1620–30; < Dutch pal ratchet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pawl - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backwardpawl - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
catch, stop - a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"
rachet, ratch, ratchet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
Translations

pawl

[pɔːl] Ntrinquete m

pawl

nSperrklinke f
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It gave me the impression of a disordered mechanism which had escaped the repressive and regulating action of some controlling part--an effect such as might be expected if a pawl should be jostled from the teeth of a ratchet-wheel.
The rush of expectant men out of the forecastle, the snatching of hand-spikes, the tramp of feet, the clink of the pawls, make a stirring accompaniment to a plaintive up-anchor song with a roaring chorus; and this burst of noisy activity from a whole ship's crew seems like a voiceful awakening of the ship herself, till then, in the picturesque phrase of Dutch seamen, "lying asleep upon her iron.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles due to a defective pawl spring tab within the door-latch assembly.
Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zahoorul Hassan Dogar presided over the seminar where renowned Economist Prof Dr Sohail Jahangir was the chief guest while special envoys of the USAID program Dr Stephan Davis and Dr Pawl Dardush also participated.
Whereas most seatbelt retractors use a lock pawl to hold the webbing in place in the event of a crash, the TRW FS1 uses the forward movement of the occupant to apply force to the webbing, which moves the spool, which locks the retractor.
Once he discovered laser sintering, however, he was able to redesign the pawl itself and add a one-millimeter
Our research tells us again and again that when consumers use Rubbermaid solutions in their homes, they feel free to live their lives and focus on what really matters," says Steve Pawl, vice president of marketing for Rubbermaid.
DJR6500 gears and anti-reverse pawl are stainless steal; drag washers are stainless steel and Carbontex; and the removable waterproof handle and knob are aluminum.
Ralte, general secretary of the Delhi Mizo Zirlai Pawl ( Delhi Mizo Students Association), said the community was satisfied with the efforts of the police to crack this case.
Then she gets to the heart of the study, looking at the main players in economic activity and patronage, the exploitation of local resources, whether the islands themselves produced foodstuffs and amphorae, the two sites now called the Tas-Silg sanctuary and the villa at San Pawl Milqi, and evidence from the amphorae for the importation of goods.