Apersonwho is constantly talking; motor-mouth
[1970s+; perhaps because a ratchet wrench can be operated without pause and makes a constant rapid rasping, clacking noise]
noun 1. a wheel, with teeth on the edge, into which a pawl drops or catches, as to prevent reversal of motion or convert reciprocating motion into rotatory motion.
noun, Furniture. 1. an elongated foot having the form of a thin claw grasping a ball.
[reyt] /reɪt/ noun 1. the amount of a charge or payment with reference to some basis of calculation: a high rate of interest on loans. 2. a certain quantity or amount of one thing considered in relation to a unit of another thing and used as a standard or measure: at the rate of 60 […]
[rey-tuh-buh l] /ˈreɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being or appraised. 2. proportional: ratable distribution of wealth. /ˈreɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. a variant spelling of ratable /ˈreɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. able to be rated or evaluated 2. (Brit) (of property) liable to payment of rates adj. also rateable, c.1500, from rate (v.2) + -able.