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Noun: ratchet  ra-chit
  1. Mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    - rachet, ratch
Verb: ratchet  ra-chit
  1. Move by degrees in one direction only
    "a ratcheting lopping tool";
    - rachet up, ratchet down

Derived forms: ratchets, ratcheting, ratcheted

Type of: advance, go on, march on, mechanical device, move on, pass on, progress

Part of: ratchet screwdriver, spiral ratchet screwdriver

Encyclopedia: Ratchet