another name for a socket wrench
"Hand me that ratchet over there."
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1) A ratchet is a mechanical device that allows continuous linear or rotary motion in only one direction while preventing motion in the opposite direction. Though something of a misnomer, "ratchet" is also often used to refer to ratcheting socket wrenches, a common tool with a ratcheting handle.

2) A character in the Transformers franchise. (Seriously?)
1) There is a ratchet in that clock. That means that the clock can't turn the opposite direction...

2) Ratchet can turn into an ambulance at will.
by Anon255 February 08, 2013

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A term ghetto people use to describe other ghetto people.
Ghetto girl one: I can see yo coochie hanging out your shorts, you ratchet.
Ghetto girl two: Says the girl who sucks dick for food stamps!! YOU ratchet.
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a galactic space lombax that has saved over 50 galaxies along with a robot named Clank.
Gamer 1: Ratchet is one of the universe's greatest heroes that has been known by all kinds of alien races!

Gamer 2: But didn't Clank also help him?

Gamer 1: Yeah, he met him while fixing his ship.
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Ratchet is a fuckin socket wrench you fuckin retards
That girl is so socket wrench ratchet
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a tasteless, classless individual (most often a female) who does vile and off color things on a frequent basis while still maintaining diva status in her own mind.
Context: In the workplace-

Girl One: "I was waxing my butthole."
Girl Two: "Damn! Didn't that burn?"
Supervisor: "Ya'll are ratchet! Get back to work!"
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A word that people use to call something "ghetto" or the equivalent of "ghetto".

The irony lies in that 95% of the time, a "ghetto" person is using the word.
Person 1: She so ratchet gurl.
Person 2: Oh the irony.
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