Ratchet drill


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a portable machine for working a drill by hand, consisting of a hand lever carrying at one end a drill holder which is revolved by means of a ratchet wheel and pawl, by swinging the lever back and forth.

See also: Ratchet

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ratchet drill. Identified by Ken Davis, Hollis, Maine; William Schaeffer, Schafferstown, Pa.; Rusty Rauth, Ridgely, Md.; and Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, W.