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scansonatura

English translation: indentation, groove, channel, furrow

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14:34 Mar 4, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering / Oven construction
Italian term or phrase: scansonatura
In assembly instructions for a clay oven: "Appoggiare le cupole in argilla, avendo cura che siano perfettamente combacianti; il tutto va unito con le graffe, che con una piccola **scansonatura** tra i due fori vanno inserite senza che sporgano all’esterno". Any ideas?
Sarah Gregg
Italy
Local time: 02:13
English translation:indentation, groove, channel, furrow
Explanation:
The bricks are stacked and the holding brackets need to be inserted into the groove between the holes such a manner that they are not visible from the exterior

Since the bricks must be flat when stacked, I think that they are talking about an indentation between the holes of the bricks (groove, channel, furrow) within which the brakets are set.

Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus - Cite This Source

Main Entry: groove
Part of Speech: noun 1
Definition: indentation
Synonyms: canal, channel, corrugation, crease, crimp, cut, cutting, depression, ditch, flute, fluting, furrow, gouge, gutter, hollow, incision, notch, pucker, rabbet, rut*, scallop, score, scratch, slit, trench, valley
Antonyms: bump, ridge

American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source
groove (grv)
n.

A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Offset
From dictionary.com
9. Machinery. a jog or short displacement in an otherwise straight and continuous line, as in a pipe, lever, or rod, made to avoid objects or to connect with other parts.

scan|sà|re
v.tr.
AD
1 tirare da parte, spostare, spec. di poco e provvisoriamente, per necessità di spazio: s. il tavolo dalla parete
2a evitare, schivare con una piccola deviazione di percorso un oggetto o una persona che si trovi nella direzione in cui ci si muove: s. un ostacolo, per caso riuscì a s. un ciclista | evitare con un movimento rapido del corpo qcs. che venga diretto o lanciato contro o, anche, un colpo, una percossa e sim.: s. una pallonata, un pugno

Could also be interpreted as "offset" but this is usually for stepped installations which I do not think is applicable in this case.
Selected response from:

Rosanna Palermo
Local time: 19:13
Grading comment
I'm in doubt! My instinct tells me that Alfredo may well be right and it is a typo (frequent in this text!), but on the other hand the interpretation of rfmoon seems perfect in any case! I'll use "groove" and also point it out to the client in case it is supposed to be something quite different!
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Rosanna Palermo


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indentation, groove, channel, furrow


Explanation:
The bricks are stacked and the holding brackets need to be inserted into the groove between the holes such a manner that they are not visible from the exterior

Since the bricks must be flat when stacked, I think that they are talking about an indentation between the holes of the bricks (groove, channel, furrow) within which the brakets are set.

Roget's New Millennium™ Thesaurus - Cite This Source

Main Entry: groove
Part of Speech: noun 1
Definition: indentation
Synonyms: canal, channel, corrugation, crease, crimp, cut, cutting, depression, ditch, flute, fluting, furrow, gouge, gutter, hollow, incision, notch, pucker, rabbet, rut*, scallop, score, scratch, slit, trench, valley
Antonyms: bump, ridge

American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source
groove (grv)
n.

A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary

Offset
From dictionary.com
9. Machinery. a jog or short displacement in an otherwise straight and continuous line, as in a pipe, lever, or rod, made to avoid objects or to connect with other parts.

scan|sà|re
v.tr.
AD
1 tirare da parte, spostare, spec. di poco e provvisoriamente, per necessità di spazio: s. il tavolo dalla parete
2a evitare, schivare con una piccola deviazione di percorso un oggetto o una persona che si trovi nella direzione in cui ci si muove: s. un ostacolo, per caso riuscì a s. un ciclista | evitare con un movimento rapido del corpo qcs. che venga diretto o lanciato contro o, anche, un colpo, una percossa e sim.: s. una pallonata, un pugno

Could also be interpreted as "offset" but this is usually for stepped installations which I do not think is applicable in this case.

Rosanna Palermo
Local time: 19:13
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PRO pts in category: 134
Grading comment
I'm in doubt! My instinct tells me that Alfredo may well be right and it is a typo (frequent in this text!), but on the other hand the interpretation of rfmoon seems perfect in any case! I'll use "groove" and also point it out to the client in case it is supposed to be something quite different!
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