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French term or phrase:potelet
English translation:small post
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12:14 Jul 3, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / cardboard boxes, packaging
French term or phrase: potelet
Unforturnately I only have a description, but no diagram on this one, so am confused as to exactly what a 'potelet' could be in this context. It appears in a text about self-assembly cardboard boxes, some of which glue together. I am wondering if it might be some sort of tab or something - have drawn a total blank googling it. Anyone any ideas?

Here is the text:

'Hauteur du petit potelet 360mm, de la taille au dessus 630mm'

(A sentence which is challenging in itself without a diagram!)
French2English
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:30
small post
Explanation:
a "potelet" is a small post. Maybe your packaging system includes such things. Are they mentioned anywhere else.
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Anne de Freyman
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:30
Grading comment
This is what it turned out to actually be... and had been my first idea - further research showed that this packaging was actually intended to contain just that very thing! Thanks to all answerers and commentators!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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small post


Explanation:
a "potelet" is a small post. Maybe your packaging system includes such things. Are they mentioned anywhere else.


    Reference: http://www.google.fr/search?hl=fr&q=potelet&btnG=Rechercher&...
Anne de Freyman
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:30
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
This is what it turned out to actually be... and had been my first idea - further research showed that this packaging was actually intended to contain just that very thing! Thanks to all answerers and commentators!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: I thought at first that was silly, but thinking about it, you could be right, especially as we have dimensions of 155 mm sq by 655 long (tall) — maybe it's jargon for 'a long, thin box'!
3 mins
  -> yes, or a box meant to contain a potelet for transport etc.
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