Pawl rim
Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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}. [Written also {paul}, or {pall}.] [1913 Webster]

{Pawl bitt} (Naut.), a heavy timber, set abaft the windlass, to receive the strain of the pawls.

{Pawl rim} or {Pawl ring} (Naut.), a stationary metallic ring surrounding the base of a capstan, having notches for the pawls to catch in. [1913 Webster]


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  • pawl rim — noun : a stationary ring about the base of a capstan with notches for the pawls to catch in …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pawl — Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pawl bitt — Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pawl ring — Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pawl — 1. noun /pɔːl/ A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction. The nails in the rim… …   Wiktionary

  • pall — Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paul — Pawl Pawl, n. [W. pawl a pole, a stake. Cf. {Pole} a stake.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ПАЛГУН — (Pawl rim, pawl ring) фундамент шпиля, прикрепленный к палубе и имеющий по окружности зубчатую рейку, по которой передвигаются палы при вращении шпиля. Самойлов К. И. Морской словарь. М. Л.: Государственное Военно морское Издательство НКВМФ Союза …   Морской словарь

  • barrel — /bar euhl/, n., v., barreled, barreling or (esp. Brit.) barrelled, barrelling. n. 1. a cylindrical wooden container with slightly bulging sides made of staves hooped together, and with flat, parallel ends. 2. the quantity that such a vessel of… …   Universalium

  • Fishing reel — A spinning reel A fishing reel is a cylindrical device attached to a fishing rod used in winding the line .[1] Modern fishing reels usually have fittings which make it easier to retrieve the line and deploy ( cast ) it for better accuracy or… …   Wikipedia

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