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16:06 Nov 8, 2007
English to German translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Ships
English term or phrase:auxiliary shaft shears
In a conversation between a teacher and an engineer the engineer explains that there is a problem on board of the ship they are supposed to travel on which will delay their departure.
Teacher: "So, what exactly is the problem with the ship?"
Engineer: "Oh man. You don't want to know."
Teacher: "Yes I do."
Engineer: "Well, the auxiliary shaft sheared. You got a clue what that means?"
What is the correct expression an engineer would use in German?
My translation: Die Hilfswelle ist abgeschert.
Does that make sense? Is that what an engineer would say?