|French to English translations [PRO]|
Bus/Financial - Construction / Civil Engineering / Hinges
|French term or phrase: guichet|
|This is the part of the document about how the company developed to its present form. It describes one way in which they broadened the range of products:|
'Vers 1980, en plus de ses activites habituelles, il imagine fabriquer des ***guichets pare-balle.***Cette activite occupe 100 personnes...'
It doesn't give any more information as to what these 'guichets' are. The company has been described, previous to this, as manufacturing high specification hinges and aluminium windows (ie frames), so bullet-proof windows seems unlikely, and, in any case, I assume you would use the word 'fenetre' for this.
|English translation:bullet-proof transfer unit|
Have also seen it as this (from my notes):
Guichet blindé (Bullet-proof) (cash/goods/bulk) transfer unit (btu) [Barbour91 p660]
Can be one of those rotary things at post offices, or the cash drawer beneath the windowy bit at motorway toll gates, etc. since if it's bullet proof it's because there is more to be had than the information in the teller's head and there is habitually a transfer of things/cash.
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|Thanks, Bourth. This is what I was looking for, although GWC- Claire (above) has found an actual reference to 'guichets pare-balles' which would rather suggest that they do mean a type of window (-but I'll have to find a UK version).|
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bullet-proof teller windows
'Guichet' often being a teller window in a bank, and that's the most likely place for bullet proof glass.
- drive-thru, night depositories, bullet proof teller windows, teller pedestals, teller lockers, alarm system
- Behind a bank of five bullet-proof teller windows, Mr. Shane and his employees at the Money Centers check-cashing branch on West 23d Street cash hundreds of
|Notes to answerer|
|Asker: Could well be, but I need UK English (where we don't say 'teller'), for one thing, and I was wondering why a factory making specialised hinges would suddenly start making windows. Maybe the bullet-proof aspect explains this, I don't know.|
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