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.
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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.
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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.
The thefts came to light when a ratchet tool fell out of a parcel in his bag as he got ready to go home.