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Dictionary entry overview: What does detent mean?
• DETENT (noun)
The noun DETENT has 1 sense:
1. a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
Familiarity information: DETENT used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
Nouns denoting man-made objects
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