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2008-09-12 21:00:10

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Marivi Prado, Chief Marketing Officer, St. Thomas University, +1-305-205-2656 cell, +1-305-474-6880, mprado@stu.edu MIAMI, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by St.


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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