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English translation: using figure-of-eight knots

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Spanish term or phrase:medio de ochos
English translation:using figure-of-eight knots
Entered by: Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
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10:59 Mar 16, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation
Spanish term or phrase: medio de ochos
From instructions on stringing high voltage overhead cables and conductors:

Las características del cable piloto que tirará del conductor las determinará el Jefe de Obra en función de las dimensiones y peso de éste, y será del tipo llamado antigiratorio. La unión de un tramo con otro, se realizará por *medio de ochos*.

TIA
Elizabeth Joy Pitt de Morales
Local time: 08:57
using figure-of-eight knots
Explanation:
A figure-of-eight knot is commonly used to join two ropes end-to end - it provides a strong, safe join and is easily un-done.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-16 12:07:47 GMT)
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lazos de ocho - interlaced eight-pointed star design ( translation ...lazo de ocho figure-of-eight knot/loop This type of knot / loop is used extensively in mountaineering, climbing and perhaps in many other activities where ...
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Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 03:57
Grading comment
Yes, it is just as simple as that: figure-of-eight knots (I talked to a lineman). Thank you so much!
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4 +2using figure-of-eight knots
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using figure-of-eight knots


Explanation:
A figure-of-eight knot is commonly used to join two ropes end-to end - it provides a strong, safe join and is easily un-done.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-16 12:07:47 GMT)
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lazos de ocho - interlaced eight-pointed star design ( translation ...lazo de ocho figure-of-eight knot/loop This type of knot / loop is used extensively in mountaineering, climbing and perhaps in many other activities where ...
www.proz.com/kudoz/2254244 - 44k - Cached - Similar pages


Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 03:57
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 286
Grading comment
Yes, it is just as simple as that: figure-of-eight knots (I talked to a lineman). Thank you so much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cinnamon Nolan
33 mins

agree  Egmont
48 mins

neutral  Roberto Servadei: Es muy posible que estés en lo cierto, pero yo he visto usar unas piezas en forma de ocho, similares a las carabinas de los andinistas, pero de mayor tamaño. Debe ser bastante difícil hacer un nuedo en un cable tan rígido como los de alta tensión.
3 hrs
  -> No se refiere a un cable de alta tensión, sino de un pequeño cable piloto, flexible.
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