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Definition of detent:

  1. That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.


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