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Pawl

n.1.(Mach.) A pivoted tongue, or sliding bolt, on one part of a machine, adapted to fall into notches, or interdental spaces, on another part, as a ratchet wheel, in such a manner as to permit motion in one direction and prevent it in the reverse, as in a windlass; a catch, click, or detent. See Illust. of Ratchet Wheel.
Pawl bitt
(Naut.) a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls.
Pawl rim
(Naut.) a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in.
v. t.1.To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls off.
To pawl the capstan
See under Capstan.
Noun1.Pawlpawl - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
Synonyms: detent, click, dog
catch, click, detent, dog, rachet, ratch, ratchet, stop
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