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noun as in bobbin

noun as in cog

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On the Base Rack, however, each extruded aluminum cross-beam has a dovetail-shaped rail running along each side, which means accessories like ratchet straps, rollers, and spare tire straps can attach at any point in just about any orientation.

Tensions can only get ratcheted up so high before it really boils over.

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Meanwhile, the pandemic has put a big fat pause on economic activity, squeezing investment banking fees and ratcheting up the risk of underperforming loans.

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The unspeakability of the looming danger ratchets up the sense of dread.

We started the season in May ratcheting up our footprint from one to 10 DNR-operated Bell UH-1 Hueys.

Lawmaking by legislatures is also a one-way ratchet—Legislators get credit for passing laws, not pruning them.

Every message, action and gesture seems calculated to ratchet up the anxiety of those who are listening.

Sean Hannity versus Michael Savage—these two conservative radio hosts have recently ratchet up their rivalry.

Dancers are suspended in midair like the cast of a ratchet Cirque du Soleil performance.

“Pour It Up” exists in a magical, ratchet room of requirement.

When the tympanum vibrates under the influence of the voice, the stylus acts as a pawl and turns a ratchet-wheel.

Drilling machines, both hand and power, hand and ratchet braces and breast-drill stocks.

SB is the primitive radius of the club tooth wheel, but both primitive and real radius of the ratchet wheel.

On the pendulum he had a little ratchet wheel, R, having thirty teeth.

On the side of the clock case was a contact maker, which closed the circuit by the pin on the ratchet wheel, R, once every minute.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ratchet, such as: braid, coil, cord, cylinder, pin, and quill.

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