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crampons à papillon


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17:25 Aug 5, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: crampons à papillon
I have found the term "crampon" to mean "(iron) cramp or clamp" but have so far been unable the term "crampons à papillon". I expect they are "butterfly-shaped" and can imagine what they look like but I'd be very grateful to anyone who may have found a picture and translation.

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nabutterfly clamp / bulldog plate
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nabutterfly clamp



8 hrs
butterfly clamp

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11 hrs
butterfly clamp / bulldog plate

Dictionnaire "Architecture & Batiment " (Hasol , Le Moniteur). Without knowing whether it is a plate or a clamp the choice remains fairly open. When I think of bulldog clips used to hold papers together, the term bulldog plate may well match up as the form viewed from the side is descriptive. Butterfly clamp sounds suspiciously close to the French. Hope this helps you decide.

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