Definition of ratchet brace
1 : a carpenter's bitbrace that has a ratchet-driven chuck and is used in close quarters where complete revolutions of the handle are impossible
2 : a lever that has a ratchet-driven chuck at one end and is used for drilling holes in metal by hand
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