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17:19 Feb 20, 2006
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French to English translations [PRO]
Forestry / Wood / Timber / animal traction
French term or phrase: avant-traits
pair of 46-cm-long slightly curved metal rods with hooked ends; used somewhere in hitching draft horses to (possibly a logging) vehicle (e.g., log arch)
Gabrielle Leyden
Belgium
Local time: 22:07
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Summary of answers provided
3shafts
Conor McAuley
3fore-traceskfpdavis


Discussion entries: 2





  

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fore-traces


Explanation:
a possibility

kfpdavis
Local time: 13:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Literal translation; "fore-traces" doesn't seem to exist.
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Comment: Literal translation; "fore-traces" doesn't seem to exist.

15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
shafts


Explanation:
In the context of sulky racing (le trot in French).

http://www.sulkyshop.co.nz/sulky.shtml

Shafts Stainless 304 Stainless 2205 Stainless 2205 Stainless 2205

Conor McAuley
France
Local time: 22:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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shafts = les brancards; avant-traits in logging w/o shafts
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Comment: shafts = les brancards; avant-traits in logging w/o shafts




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