An' this ratchet-wheel isn't on the pawl prop'ly—not like what this book says it ought to be.
The ratchet wheel and pawl shown in fig. 48 are part of the lubricator.
The pawl may also be arranged to engage the teeth for the purpose of preventing backward motion.
A pawl or tongue one end of which engages in notches in a rack or wheel.
Pauldron, pawl′dron, n. a separable shoulder-plate in medieval armour.
When the tympanum vibrates under the influence of the voice, the stylus acts as a pawl and turns a ratchet-wheel.
ClickThe click, pawl, or dog, is a necessary accessory of a ratchet wheel.
The socket is provided with a ratchet or toothed wheel in which a catch or pawl engages.
A spring catch kept the ratchet wheel in place at the end of each forward rotation of the wheel by the pawl.
The L lever carries a pawl which operates a ratchet wheel, placed on the handle end of the slide rest cross feed screw.
"bar preventing a capstan from recoiling" (nautical) 1620s, of unknown origin; perhaps from French pal "stake" [OED] or épaule "shoulder" [Klein].