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pawl

noun \ˈpl\

Definition of PAWL

:  a pivoted tongue or sliding bolt on one part of a machine that is adapted to fall into notches or interdental spaces on another part so as to permit motion in only one direction
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Origin of PAWL

perhaps modification of Dutch pal pawl
First Known Use: 1730

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

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