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Have you been wondering what does the name "Ratchet" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ratchet as well as things modernly associated with the name Ratchet such as celebrities named Ratchet.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ratch"et
  1. A pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.
  2. A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl. See Ratchet wheel, below, and 2d Ratch.

Note: ☞ In the cut, the moving pawl c slides over the teeth in one direction, but in returning, draws the wheel with it, while the pawl d prevents it from turning in the contrary direction.

Etymology: Properly a diminutive from the same word as rack: cf. F. rochet. See 2d Ratch Rack the instrument

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  1. Mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
  2. Move by degrees in one direction only ("a ratcheting lopping tool")

From French rochet (“bobbin, spindle, ratchet”), from Italian rocchetto (“spool, ratchet”).

  1. A pawl, click, or detent for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.
  2. A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch and pawl.
  3. A ratchet wrench.
  4. (analogous) A procedure or regulation that goes in one direction, usually up.

What does the name Ratchet mean?

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Ais for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Tis for tasteful, the way you communicate.

Cis for change, you are able to adapt.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Eis for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Tis for tried, tried and true you.

Past life for Ratchet born Sep 10, 1939

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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