Ratch \Ratch\ (r[a^]ch), n. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Rotche}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • ratch — ratch·ety; ratch; ratch·et; …   English syllables

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratch — I Cumbrian Dictionary ( v ratsh) to search, to hunt out e.g. He s on the ratch furra new bewer = He is looking for a new young lady to court. ( I ratch, you ratch, he ratches, I ratched ) See also scrat. II Mawdesley Glossary to stretch, to make… …   English dialects glossary

  • ratch — /rach/, n. a ratchet. * * * …   Universalium

  • ratch — noun A ratchet wheel; a toothed wheel engaging a detent or pawl …   Wiktionary

  • Ratch — A hunting dog, one which tracked by scent; a setter. [< OldEngl. racc = dog, a setter < OldEngl. geraccan = to reach, obtain] Cf. Greyhound …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Ratch — rapide des cours d eau Larzac …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • ratch — damage, wreck, trash    Who ratched the gears on my bike? I can t shift into low! …   English idioms

  • ratch — n. 1. Ratchet. 2. Ratchet wheel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ratch — /rætʃ/ (say rach) noun → ratchet. {variant of ratchet. Compare German Ratsche} …   Australian English dictionary

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