Origin of pawl
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How to use pawl in a sentence
When the tympanum vibrates under the influence of the voice, the stylus acts as a pawl and turns a ratchet-wheel.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro
A table was fixed between the fore-mast and the windlass pawl-post, and lockers ran around the lower-bunks and were used as seats.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
Pauldron, pawl′dron, n. a separable shoulder-plate in medieval armour.
An' this ratchet-wheel isn't on the pawl prop'ly—not like what this book says it ought to be.More William|Richmal Crompton
On the lower horizontal roller carrying the supply of paper is a ratchet and pawl movement, actuated by a solenoid.Practical Cinematography and Its Applications|Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot