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Synonyms for detentdɪˈtɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pawl, detent, click, dog(noun)

    a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward

    heel, wienerwurst, click, hound, weenie, clink, frank, frankfurter, hotdog, cad, detent, dog, pawl, bounder, wiener, frump, firedog, mouse click, suction stop, hot dog, blackguard, dog-iron, domestic dog, andiron

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detent(n.)

    pawl, click, catch, ratchet

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

retention, retainer, retainage, holddown, withholding, retaining, hold, fastener


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