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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ratch"et
Senses
  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

Other Dictionary Sources
  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")
Wiktionary

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.

Fun Facts about the name Ratchet

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Past life for Ratchet born Nov 25, 1964

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 Alaska approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.