Sentence Examples with the word detent

The tea is shot out and falls into a receptacle below, and the drum makes a quarter of a revolution, and is again held in position by the detent with an empty compartment at top ready for the next filling.

In dropping it dislodges the detent of the reducing slide, and the slide springs forward and reduces the flow of the sugar.

A 4-lb weight lodges the detent of the cut-off slide: The slide springs forward and cuts off the flow.

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And when the short brush is stopped a rod from the shaft frees a spring detent which keeps the drum in position and tips it over.