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Ratak
Ratan
ratanhia-tannic
ratany
rataplan
ratatat
ratatouille
ratbag
ratbite fever
ratbite fever bacterium
Ratchel
Ratchet
Ratchet brace
ratchet down
Ratchet drill
ratchet screwdriver
ratchet up
ratchet wheel
ratchet-wheel
Ratchil
Rate
rate of attrition
rate of change

Ratch definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RATCH, n. In clock work, a sort of wheel having twelve fangs, which serve to lift the detents every hour and thereby cause the clock to strike.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction [syn: ratchet, rachet, ratch]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a ratchet. 2 a ratchet-wheel. Etymology: perh. f. G Ratsche: cf. RATCHET

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ratch Ratch, n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Rotche.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ratch Ratch, n. [See Rack the instrument, Ratchet.] A ratchet wheel, or notched bar, with which a pawl or chick works.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Ratchet. 2. Ratchet-wheel.




 


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