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Synonyms for ratchet

mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

move by degrees in one direction only

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The Rat and Ratchet, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, is holding a launch night, featuring singer-songwriter Jack Patchett, for the two new festival beers
Ratchet and his cute mechanised sidekick Clank (David Kaye) unexpectedly save the day and are rewarded with promotion to the ranks of the Galactic Rangers, which sows the seeds of Captain Qwark's jealousy.
Featuring a surgeon proven and preferred axial handle the ECA Secure-Fast ratchet comes configured with either an industry standard AO or 1/4-inch square hub connector that can mate with legacy stainless steel drivers and shafts used across all types of surgeries.
Get the 10-ft ratchet strap, NSN 5340-01-341-2984, from the BII storage box.
Snap-on Industrial introduced three new ratchets that meet foreign object damage (FOD) and foreign material exclusion (FME) conformance.
The device features a stainless steel non-replaceable gear, stainless handle plates and ratchet components, and a plastic spacer, all factory pre-assembled.
PTi's integral ratchet, on the other hand, is operated with a wrench device that moves up or down a threaded shaft to set the chrome roll gap within [+ or -]0.
The Collection features 1080p HD remasters of three PS2 Ratchet & Clank classics: Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.
If you've never had the pleasure of revelling in the action-packed world of Ratchet and Clank, don't pass up on this perfect PS3 package.
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It also features durable, forged ratchet construction and a comfortable, high-torque grip.
Alpha currently has samples in stock of the 16-, 23- and 32oz Tremont sprayers with 28mm ratchet neck finishes.
I have a wood-splitting tip for you and your readers: If you split wood by hand, save yourself half the work by using a ratchet strap.
amp;nbsp;With the PlayStation Network back after a month-long layoff, Sony has updated its blog site with new information on upcoming releases Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
The heroes of Sony's popular and beloved action-platforming-armed combat video games Ratchet & Clank now debut in their very own, full-color comic series, published by Wildstorm (also known for their comics set in the World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online RPG universe).