Synonyms for ratchet
- 1. ratchet, rachet, ratch, mechanical device
- usage: mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
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- 1. ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down, advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
- usage: move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"