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14:27 Mar 8, 2008
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Theatre, art installation, ...
German term or phrase: Hunde
These are small, rectangular pieces of wood with wheels - put under heavy objects to be able to move them more easily.
What are they called in English?
Monica Hosken
Germany
Local time: 05:25
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1roller skids
Kim Metzger
2 +1trucks
Ingeborg Gowans


Discussion entries: 4





  

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
roller skids


Explanation:
This isn't exactly what you describe, but it might do.

http://rollerskids.com/

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:25
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 542

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxPoveyTrans: yes, I think we would focus on the wheels rather than the whole contraption
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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
trucks


Explanation:
http://www.balaams-ass.com/piano/movetruk.htm
again here used for moving a piano; could this work?

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-08 16:20:34 GMT)
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my son used to do skateboarding and the wheels underneath were always called trucks

Ingeborg Gowans
Canada
Local time: 00:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 24

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agree  xxxPoveyTrans: yes, I think we would focus on the wheels rather than the whole contraption//kann sein - have done some back stage work but cannot recall any specific word for board + wheels, only the wheels bit
14 mins
  -> well, thanks, Simon. I guess, castors would also be a possibility?
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Changes made by editors
Mar 8, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)Engineering: Industrial » Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Field (write-in)Theatre, art installation, ? » Theatre, art installation, ...
Mar 8, 2008 - Changes made by Kim Metzger:
Field (specific)Other » Engineering: Industrial


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