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The National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, inducted Richard T. Whitcomb, a NASA aeronautics engineer whose contributions made supersonic flight practical.
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- 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 word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.