ratchet tool

ratchet tool

[′rach·ət ‚tül]
(design engineering)
A tool in which torque or force is applied in one direction only by means of a ratchet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Prosecutor Nigel Soppitt said that staff at Boyes store on Redcar High Street were checking CCTV footage when they recognised Brunton stealing a ratchet tool worth PS11.
His thefts came to light after a colleague at the Deeside Parcel Force depot realised a parcel had been tampered with, and a ratchet tool from it was discovered in McCall's bag.