• Detent Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) 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.
• Detention Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Confinement; restraint; custody.
- (n.) The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
- (n.) The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.