steamboat ratchet


Definition of steamboat ratchet

: a sleeve internally threaded at the ends with opposing threads and equipped with a ratchet and handle so that when the sleeve is attached to the ends of two rods the rods may be pulled together by turning it

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“Steamboat ratchet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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