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RACHET

 Dictionary entry overview: What does rachet mean? 

RACHET (noun)
  The noun RACHET has 1 sense:

1. mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

  Familiarity information: RACHET used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RACHET (noun)


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Meaning:

Mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rachet; ratch; ratchet

Hypernyms ("rachet" is a kind of...):

mechanical device (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Meronyms (parts of "rachet"):

click; detent; dog; pawl (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)

Holonyms ("rachet" is a part of...):

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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