pawl definition

  • noun:
    • A hinged or pivoted product adjusted to fit into a notch of a ratchet wheel to provide forward motion or prevent backward motion.
    • A pivoted catch designed to fall under a notch on a ratchet wheel in order to enable activity in just one direction (example. on a windlass or in a clock procedure), or instead to move the wheel within one way.
    • A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on a single part of a device, adapted to-fall into notches, or interdental rooms, on another component, as a ratchet wheel, this kind of a way regarding permit motion in one path preventing it within the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, mouse click, or detent. See Illust. of ratchet wheel.
    • A short metal bar acting as a catch or braking system to avoid a windlass or capstan from switching back. See cuts under capstan and pattern-chain.
    • A bar pivoted to a movable or fixed help at one end, and achieving its opposing end adapted to match tooth of a ratchet-wheel or ratchet-bar, made use of either for holding the ratchet-wheel or -bar able to which it has been relocated by various other apparatus (such as the case where in actuality the pawl is pivoted to a set support), or for going it (as when the pawl is pivoted to a movable help).
    • cross-pawl, in ship-building.
    • a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to maneuver a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backwards
  • verb:
    • To stop with a pawl.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls down.

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