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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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Unlike existing reusable ratchets, the Secure-Fast ratchet is new for every procedure, eliminating performance concerns, and can be sterile-packed ready for surgery, thus reducing the risk of surgical-site infection.
Sony also announced that developer Insomniac Games is releasing Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One for the PlayStation 3 on October 18, 2011.
The company created the first three Spyro the Dragon(R) games, the Ratchet & Clank(R) franchise and Resistance: Fall of Man(TM), which have combined to sell more than 25 million units worldwide.
Until 2003, it was common for so called ratchet arrangements to be used, where some of the private equity investors' shares were declared worthless and cancelled if the company's profits hit a previously agreed target.
8ozs), these tough, non-rusting pruners have a clever ratchet action which mulitplies the power you exert, progressively cutting with the slightest pressure.
This safety system is a clamping device that replaces the ratchet bar system and mounts around the shafts of equipment to support vertical loads in case of equipment failure.
Rogue Wave Software, has announced a beta version of Project Ratchet on the company's website.
Ratchet and Persian, two new technology projects that support the Rogue Wave Web services infrastructure strategy, have been added to its online Technology Access Center (TAC).
Using Victrex's PEEK polymer for the readjusting spring and ratchet of its new line of RectuChem pipe and hose couplings, Rectus Apparatebau GmbH of Germany significantly expanded the couplings' application range, reports Victrex.
Farris says his ratchet wrench contains a mechanism that makes it simpler to change rotation directions.
Some analysts at the Federal Reserve have found that money demand equations perform better if an interest rate ratchet variable is included in the equation.
The ratchet and socket system is up to 43 percent shorter than a standard 1/4-inch ratchet with a 1/4-inch shallow socket.
Many of the components in the TRI-GEAR(TM) ratchet product line have been standardized to be used across various styles and sizes.
com)-- An innovative new product designed to serve as a valuable automotive accessory, the Ratchet Guard, has been developed by Doug Mayberry of Oregon, Wisconsin.
Ratchet and Clank Trilogy, PS Vita RATCHET and Clank have never disappointed and, here, a pair of the PlayStation's finest heroes are back to relive their first three adventures, remastered for the PS Vita small screen.