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ratchet

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈrætʃ.ɪt/
a part of a machine that allows movement in one direction only. It is usually a wheel with teeth-like parts that either slide over or lock against the free end of a bar.
Translations of “ratchet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘輪,棘齒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 棘轮,棘齿…
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