ratchet wheel


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ratch′et wheel`

art at ratchet

n.
a wheel, with teeth on the edge, into which a pawl drops or catches, as to prevent reversal of motion or convert reciprocating motion into rotatory motion.
[1770–80]
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Noun1.ratchet wheel - toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a leverratchet wheel - toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever
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
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
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ratchet wheel

nruota dentata
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