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Definition 1: a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for detent in the sense of this definition

(detent is a kind of ...) a restraint that checks the motion of something

"he used a book as a stop to hold the door open"

(... is part of detent) mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

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