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Noun1.rachet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one directionrachet - mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
detent, pawl, click, dog - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
ratchet wheel - toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever
ratchet screwdriver, spiral ratchet screwdriver - 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
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Contract awarded for 7201-twist drill taper square shank for rachet braces as per is 5105 (1969) or latest made of carbon steel of diameter 13 mm plus / minus 0.
THE signing of Ian Turner last season was a "kick up the bum" for Conan Byrne, so the arrival of a couple of new strikers will really rachet up the competition for places at Richmond Park.
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A military official said armed relatives of one of the kidnapped workers threatened the family of an Abu Sayyaf militant, helping to rachet up pressure on the kidnappers.
I hope the North will rachet this very dangerous rhetoric down," Hagel said.
Manual lifting devices like hand chain and rachet lever hoists are simple lifting technology that are very affordable and very effective, says Gorbel's McNeil.
If you want the added security of rachet straps, use them.
Pubs involved are the Shoulder of Mutton, The Albert Hotel, The Barking Spider, King''s Head, The Star Inn, Rat and Rachet, The County, The Head of Steam, The Vulcan, The Sportsman, The Grove, and The Aspley Table.
We expect volumes to rachet up another 15-25% in 2011, reaching USD28-30 billion globally.
Bernard Moitt explains how in the French colonies it was primarily female slaves who became the major beneficiaries of rachet (redemption) whereby blacks could purchase their freedom from their owners for a fixed sum.