Definitions for "Ratchet"
Keywords:  pawl, tooth, wheel, engages, lever
A pawl, click, or detent, for holding or propelling a ratchet wheel, or ratch, etc.
A mechanism composed of a ratchet wheel, or ratch, and pawl. See Ratchet wheel, below, and 2d Ratch.
A notched wheel on the rear of a revolver cylinder which causes the cylinder to rotate when so urged by a lever called a Hand or Pawl.
Keywords:  pedal, bolt, stroke, nut, wrenchlike
The ratchet is used with a socket to fasten or remove a nut or bolt where a full swing of a handle is not possible. The ratchet locks into position between strokes to allow fastening and unfastening with a back and forth action.
a riding technique in which you pedal in partial strokes in order to clear obsticals.
move by degrees in one direction only; "a ratcheting lopping tool"
a mechanism to prevent dilution. An anti-dilution clause is a contract clause that protects an investor from a reduction in percentage ownership in a company due to the future issuance by the company of additional shares to other entities.
an anti-dilution provision where an investor is granted additional shares of stock without charge if the company later sells the shares at a lower price.
A provision sometimes written into the financing of a transaction that if the managers achieve certain performance targets their share of the equity will be increased.
An incentive arrangement whereby managers get a bigger share of the equity if the company performs well. Sometimes managers forfeit shares if they do particularly badly.
Ratchets reduce the price at which venture capitalists can convert their debt into preferred stock, which effectively increases their percentage of equity. Often referred to as an "antidilution adjustment."
Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. The name Ratchet is almost always portrayed as an Autobot medic who turns into an ambulance. Ratchet is sometimes referred to as Autobot Ratchet in the toy line due to trademark issues in the U.S.
a device that can rectify nondirectional forces
The machined spikes or recesses at the rear of a revolver cylinder that is pushed by the hand in order to move the cylinder. Sometimes also called the Star.
Keywords:  glaze, raw
Raw Raw Glaze
Keywords:  grip, motion, little, release, degrees
(some designs can release and get a new grip in as little as 5 degrees of motion )
Some utilities charge customers for demand based upon not just the current billing period's metered demand (kW), but they also take into account previous months metered demand. A typical ratchet may read like