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Ratch \Ratch\ (r[a^]ch), n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Rotche.


Ratch \Ratch\ (r[a^]ch), n. [See Rack the instrument, Ratchet.] A ratchet wheel, or notched bar, with which a pawl or click works.


n. A ratchet wheel; a toothed wheel engaging a detent or pawl.


n. mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction [syn: ratchet, rachet]

Usage examples of "ratch".

I always thinkin, I thinkin, Ratch, why you go an open your mouth, why you say somethin it dont do any good?

Act Will far outstrip him, and the thousands called Duly to join the ranks by its provisions, In process sure, if slow, will ratch the lines Of English regiments--seasoned, cool, resolved-- To glorious length and firm prepotency.

She ratched quickly through the pile of spare parts on the floor beside him and found what he wanted.

Jenny if the bus really was going to the high school when Nurse Ratched stomped up, took Jenny by the elbow, and pulled her aside.

Nurse Ratched had left, and only Jenny remained, clipboard in hand, a frown on her perky little face.

This time a few of the patients have been impressed enough by McMurphy's attempt to lift the control panel, and are annoyed enough at Nurse Ratched that they back him up.

Sefelt suffers a severe epileptic seizure, which Nurse Ratched says was caused by his refusal to take his medication.