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tofter

English translation: thwart

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09:36 Jul 17, 2005
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Norwegian history
Norwegian term or phrase: tofter
Båtbyggjaren sette inn spant og tofter når alle bordgangene var på plass.(in connection with old boat building techniques in Norway)
doatley
Norway
Local time: 01:06
English translation:thwart
Explanation:
thwart n. A seat, placed athwart (qv) the width of a boat, upon which the rowers
sat. tide waiter n. Customs official who went aboard vessels returning to

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Note added at 31 mins (2005-07-17 10:07:20 GMT)
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it should of course be \'thwarts\' in the plural.
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Vedis Bjørndal
Norway
Local time: 01:06
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thwart


Explanation:
thwart n. A seat, placed athwart (qv) the width of a boat, upon which the rowers
sat. tide waiter n. Customs official who went aboard vessels returning to

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Note added at 31 mins (2005-07-17 10:07:20 GMT)
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it should of course be \'thwarts\' in the plural.


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Vedis Bjørndal
Norway
Local time: 01:06
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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agree  ojinaga
9 hrs

agree  BraveBrain: (From Old Norse 'thvert' meaning 'transverse') http://www.bartleby.com/61/82/T0198200.html http://www.ageofsail.net/aoshipwd.asp?sletter=thwart;iword=2
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