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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

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