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English translation: timbermen

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Spanish term or phrase:entibadores
English translation:timbermen
Entered by: Nikki Graham
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09:49 Jan 14, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems / Coal mining
Spanish term or phrase: entibadores
This is in the context of coal mining and explaining how work was carried out until 1930. I think it is something to about shoring up a ditch, but am unsure of this, and also what the correct term would be in English... Any specialists out there please?
Thanks!
"Los entibadores se encargaban de apuntalar el frente y las galerías con puntales de madera"
Comunican
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:03
timbermen
Explanation:
translation from Robb's diccionario para ingenieros.

a. In bituminous coal mining, a head timberman is a foreman who supervises workers installing timbers in a mine to support the roof and walls of haulageways, passageways, and the shaft. Also called timber boss; timber foreman. DOT
b. A miner skilled in notching, erecting, and securing timbers set in mine workings. The craft of the timberman is gradually becoming extinct with the advent of power tools and steel as a support. Nelson
http://www.webref.org/geology/t/timberman.htm
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Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:03
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Thank you, Nikki!
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timbermen


Explanation:
translation from Robb's diccionario para ingenieros.

a. In bituminous coal mining, a head timberman is a foreman who supervises workers installing timbers in a mine to support the roof and walls of haulageways, passageways, and the shaft. Also called timber boss; timber foreman. DOT
b. A miner skilled in notching, erecting, and securing timbers set in mine workings. The craft of the timberman is gradually becoming extinct with the advent of power tools and steel as a support. Nelson
http://www.webref.org/geology/t/timberman.htm


    Reference: http://books.google.com/books?id=OV9KBUoknFIC&pg=PA574&lpg=P...
Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you, Nikki!

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Jan 19, 2008 - Changes made by Nikki Graham:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/99014">Comunican's</a> old entry - "entibadores" » "timbermen"


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