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Noun: pawl  pol
  1. A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    - detent, click, dog

Sounds like: palates, pallets, palettes, pallettesl, paw

Derived forms: pawls

Type of: catch, stop

Part of: rachet, ratch, ratchet

Encyclopedia: Pawl