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pawl:

see ratchet and pawlratchet and pawl,
mechanical device that permits motion in one direction only. The ratchet is usually a wheel with slanting teeth. The pawl is a lever tangential to the wheel with one end resting on the teeth.
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pawl

[pȯl]
(mechanical engineering)
The driving link or holding link of a ratchet mechanism, permits motion in one direction only.

pawl

a pivoted lever shaped to engage with a ratchet wheel to prevent motion in a particular direction
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