Noun(1) mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
Verb(1) move by degrees in one direction only
(1) An adjustable ratchet , which neither reel has but which the tensioners might help simulate, would of course give you the best of both worlds.(2) The growth of mammoth government interventions tends to be a one-way ratchet .(3) Supplying materials for new driveways and patios has helped the firm ratchet up 13% per annum dividend growth since 1997.(4) The occasional tweak of the regulatory ratchet is as much as we can get these days - precisely because people like you and me have persuaded too few voters to give these issues the overarching significance they deserve.(5) Evolutionary software has already designed simple circuits, as well as physical mechanisms like the ratchet and cantilever.(6) And another downward ratchet in wages would just about guarantee it will get worse.(7) I like this position as it means that, if required, you can easily engage or disengage the ratchet with the hand that is holding the rod while playing a fish.(8) The ratchet will move further in the direction of control at the expense of liberty.(9) More important, it gives him a chance to quickly ratchet up profits by merging the back office and cutting the workforce.(10) It's only in the down time that we recognize the one-way ratchet of adding to the cost of doing business.(11) Unlike using a ratchet , which allows for only a series of preset pitches, to hold the blades in position, the cam can grip anywhere along the guide are, allowing for very fine adjustments.(12) Think of yourself as a ratchet : once you gain an inch of territory you refuse to give it back.(13) In the same area is the lever that engages the ratchet to rotate the cylinder.(14) Surface marker buoy reels tend to work on some form of ratchet system that only allows line out when the ratchet is released.(15) The researchers aimed to use the brake to ratchet the propeller in only one direction, by executing a series of chemical reactions between blade and brake.(16) The device was designed and built by chemists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Bologna, and it is the hydrogen bonds that act as locking teeth on a molecular ratchet , controlling the movements of the wheels.
(1) ratchet wrench :: ratel wrench
1. ratch ::
2. rachet ::
Different Formsratchet, ratcheted, ratcheting, ratchets
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