Pawl

• (n.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel. • (v. t.) To stop with...
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pawl

detent noun a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
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Pawl

[constructor] Pawl was a racing car constructor, who competed in three rounds of the FIA World Championship - the {F1|1951}, {F1|1954} and {F1|1955} Indy 500. ==FIA World Championship Indy 500 results== ...
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Pawl

Pawl noun [ W. pawl a pole, a stake. Confer Pole a stake.] (Machinery) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prev...
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Pawl

Pawl transitive verb To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls off. To pawl the capstan . See under Capstan .
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Pawl

A catch device attached to the loom frame which falls to catch into a ratchet tooth to keep the ratchet from rotating.
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Pawl

A pawl is a short bar which works in conjunction with a ratchet-wheel to prevent backward rotation of the wheel.
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pawl

pawl: see ratchet and pawl.
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Pawl

Short, hinged, iron strut on a windlass, capstan, or winch head. As the machine rotates, the pawl slides over and engages the teeth, preventing the equipment from turning backward.
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pawl

[n] - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
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