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pawl



Pronunciation: (pôl), [key]
n.
a pivoted bar adapted to engage with the teeth of a ratchet wheel or the like so as to prevent movement or to impart motion.

v.t.
to check or hold with a pawl.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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