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à rostre

English translation: ram

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21:26 Feb 10, 2009
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime
French term or phrase: à rostre
"naivre du type pilotine dont la coque est à rostre"

thanks
Jane RM
France
Local time: 08:25
English translation:ram
Explanation:
are we talking military?

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Note added at 11 hrs (2009-02-11 09:19:08 GMT)
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yes ram might be too "offensive", here's a graphic example of a "pilotine à rostre"
http://www.chantier-naval-sibiril.com/chantiers_en_cours.htm...

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Note added at 11 hrs (2009-02-11 09:21:25 GMT)
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Bulbous Bow/bulb bow
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/bulbous-...
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Graham macLachlan
Local time: 08:25
Grading comment
thanks for your help - Ichecked with the client who refers to it as a "beak hull"
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
1 +2ram
Graham macLachlan
Summary of reference entries provided
Could this be relevant?
B D Finch

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +2
ram


Explanation:
are we talking military?

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Note added at 11 hrs (2009-02-11 09:19:08 GMT)
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yes ram might be too "offensive", here's a graphic example of a "pilotine à rostre"
http://www.chantier-naval-sibiril.com/chantiers_en_cours.htm...

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Note added at 11 hrs (2009-02-11 09:21:25 GMT)
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Bulbous Bow/bulb bow
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/bulbous-...

Graham macLachlan
Local time: 08:25
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 352
Grading comment
thanks for your help - Ichecked with the client who refers to it as a "beak hull"

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Theodora OB
0 min
  -> thanks

agree  Jochen König: or "rostrum"
12 mins
  -> thanks

neutral  Michael GREEN: Not sure about this, Graham : a "pilotine" is a pilot cutter, and the prow is not usually ram-like ... I think Jochen is nearer the mark// Nice one ! "Bulbous bow" seems to fit the bill nicely, Graham // If the beans are spilled it will not be by me !
9 hrs
  -> indeed, a bulb on the stem, see pilotine a rostre here http://www.chantier-naval-sibiril.com/chantiers_en_cours.htm... on, spill the beans about the ramming episode!
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Reference comments


12 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Could this be relevant?

Reference information:
Could "à rostre" be about the bit sticking out below the waterline? Might this be more about performance than ramming things?


    Reference: http://www.chantier-naval-sibiril.com/chantiers_en_cours.htm...
B D Finch
France
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  Michael GREEN: That is indeed what Graham has suggested - same link - it seems to fit the bill here - it certainly has to do with performance : pilot boats aren't expected to ram anything ;o) though I know of one Proz member who claims to have rammed a pilot boat ...
6 hrs
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