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Definition 1: mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rachet in the sense of this definition

(rachet is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(rachet is a part of ...) a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

(rachet is a part of ...) toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever

(... is part of rachet) 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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