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2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Anonymous Excerpted from the book, Teaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting: A Childbirth Educator's Perspective written by Marcy White (available for purchase from the ICEA Bookcenter).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • 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'.
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