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ratchet wheel

noun
1.
a wheel, with teeth on the edge, into which a pawl drops or catches, as to prevent reversal of motion or convert reciprocating motion into rotatory motion.
Origin of ratchet wheel
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80
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