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2011-12-27 20:30:00

The Security and Sustainability Forum's January 26th webinar on Climate Change and Public Health convenes World Health Organization, International Panel on Climate Change and other global


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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