What does ratchet mean?

Definitions for ratchet
ˈrætʃ ɪtratch·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ratchet.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ratchet, rachet, ratch(verb)

    mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction

  2. ratchet, rachet up, ratchet down(verb)

    move by degrees in one direction only

    "a ratcheting lopping tool"

Wiktionary

  1. ratchet(Noun)

    A pawl, click or detent for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.

  2. ratchet(Noun)

    A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch and pawl.

  3. ratchet(Noun)

    A ratchet wrench.

  4. ratchet(Verb)

    To cause to become incremented or decremented.

  5. ratchet(Verb)

    To increment or decrement.

    It's time to ratchet up the intensity level here.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ratchet(noun)

    a pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc

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

  2. Ratchet(noun)

    a mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl. See Ratchet wheel, below, and 2d Ratch

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

Freebase

  1. Ratchet

    Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. According to the original creator of the Transformers names, Bob Budiansky, Ratchet was named after the character of Nurse Ratched from the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The name Ratchet is almost always portrayed as an Autobot medic who turns into an ambulance. Ratchet is sometimes referred to by the trademarked names "Autobot Ratchet" or "Rescue Ratchet."

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ratchet

    A saw-toothed wheel in machinery, as the winch, windlass, &c., in which the paul catches.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratchet in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratchet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ratchet in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    Letters haven't worked. Southern politeness hasn't worked. We're going to ratchet it up.

  2. Marc Zwillinger:

    Individually, the OPM breach and the Ashley Madison breach both present significant dangers to U.S. personnel, including intelligence personnel, but taken together, they really ratchet up the level of harm, the OPM breach has confidential information about U.S. personnel and people that have applied for security clearances, and the Ashley Madison breach reveals people's most intimate secrets about the affairs they might be having, and together, it provides a lot of leverage that could be used to blackmail and possibly influence U.S. personnel.

  3. Elena Kagan:

    You want to ratchet that down, isn't that interfering with decisional independence?

  4. Andrew Woodhouse:

    You have to ratchet back the (forecast output) numbers, there are growers who won't be able to plant a crop, and those that do desperately need rain.

  5. The Tea Party:

    Senate Republicans are about to cave in to President Obama, it’s time … to ratchet up the pressure on wobbly Senators.

Images & Illustrations of ratchet

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