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The answer DETENT has 11 possible clue(s) in existing crosswords.
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Definitions of detent in various dictionaries:
noun - a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
A catch or lever that locks the movement of one part of a mechanism.
noun - a locking or unlocking mechanism
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Windup toy device|
|Catch preventing motion until released|
|Catch detective arresting 10|
|Catch for regulating the striking of a clock|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|A catch or lever that locks the movement of one part of a mechanism.|
|a catch in a machine which prevents motion until released.|
|a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward|
|A catch in a machine which prevents motion until released.|
A detent is a device used to mechanically resist or arrest the rotation of a wheel, axle, or spindle. Such a device can be anything ranging from a simple metal pin to a machine. The term is also used for the method involved.|
* Detents are for example used to simply arrest rotation in one direction or to intentionally divide a rotation into discrete increments.