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Thanks Tony, I got more or less the same definition from the dictionnary, but I was struggling to work out where it fits on the machine. I'll tackle these tomorrow!!! Thanks again and goodnight!
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Explanation: It usually means a flat piece of metal of rectangular x-section, wider than it is thick, and comparatively stiff (in proportion to its scale, of course!)
As is so often the case between FR and EN, the exact term used in EN will depend more on its function that its form; a general term that may sometimes be applicable is 'bar', as in thing like 'steady bar', 'pusher bar', etc. However, a bar can of course be many shapes, including round, so the equivalence only holds good for certain specific cases.
Rather than attempting to seek a 'one-size-fits-all' solution, I think you'd do better to look for the 'official' names of equivalent machine parts, if necessary by careful comparison of manufacturers' nomenclatures / parts lists.
Tony M France Local time: 08:17 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 576