ratchet
 n.— «As another employee approached with the bat, the man left and said, “I’ll be back before you close and next time I’m coming through with the ratchet,” which the employees understood as slang for a handgun, according to the report.» —“Merchant’s bat talks: Outta here, shoplifter!” by Paul Koepp Jersey Journal (Jersey City, New Jersey) Nov. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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