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 for Ratch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ratch \Ratch\ (r[a^]ch), n. (Zool.)
     Same as Rotche.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ratch \Ratch\ (r[a^]ch), n. [See Rack the instrument,
     Ratchet.]
     A ratchet wheel, or notched bar, with which a pawl or click
     works.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ratch
      n 1: mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack
           engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one
           direction [syn: ratchet, rachet, ratch]

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