Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun detent

1 sense of detent

Sense 1
pawl, detent, click, dog -- (a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward)
       => catch, stop -- (a restraint that checks the motion of something; "he used a book as a stop to hold the door open")

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