Definition of Detents

1. Noun. (plural of detent) ¹



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Definition of Detents

1. detent [n] - See also: detent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Detents

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detentes
detenting
detention
detention basin
detention camp
detention cell
detention centre
detention centres
detention home
detention homes
detention house
detentions
detentist
detentists
detents (current term)
detenu
detenue
detenues
detenus
deter
deterge
deterged
detergence
detergencies
detergency
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detergent builder
detergents
deterger

Literary usage of Detents

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1. Principles of Mechanism by Robert Willis (1870)
"DIFFERENTIAL detents. 474. Ratchet wheels * are sometimes employed in machinery which requires them to be moved through very small angles, or angles with ..."

2. The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Being a Practical Display of by John Nicholson (1825)
"They are fixed on their arbors by a thin steel socket, made as forged with the detents, much in the same way as the pallets were, as may be seen at c, fig. ..."

3. Treatise on Clock and Watch Making: Theoretical and Practical by Thomas Reid (1832)
"In the figure are seen the detents dd, whose centre of motion is at cc ; they are fixed on their arbors by n thin steel socket, made as forged with the ..."

4. The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements (1819)
"Those detents 13, can only be removed after they have detected or caught the tumblers by the regulating bolt 7, moved by a regulating key as before, ..."

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