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English Automotive / Cars & Trucks Translation Glossary

English term English translation
to match revs To bring both shafts to revolving at the same speed
"automotive" vs "automobile" do not mean the same thing
Entered by: Angela Arnone
(hotshort) on fire
50 state emissions equipped vehicle Vehicle whose emissions comply with the regulations of 50 states
Entered by: airmailrpl
a white grease robe a white overall
AE and YE engines probably engine codes denoting types or models of engine made by a particular manufacturer
Entered by: Charles Davis
AGB selector automatic gearbox selector
Entered by: Taña Dalglish
AGY agency
Entered by: liz askew
artics [short for] articulated tippers
articulager / articulater / articulated vehicle (driver's license/Nigeria) articulated vehicle
assembly of parts vs. combination of parts Parts assembled vs. Parts blended together in an interactive way.
Entered by: MultiPro
auditorium seating higher seating
Entered by: Abdelmonem Samir
bad-to-the-bone very cool - as cool as it gets
Entered by: Ramona Ali
Bonnet & boot (what countries use this?) The UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Hong Kong.
booming exhaust roaring/thundering exhaust
bussed input/output input/output connections using a bus
Entered by: Darko Kolega
Busy Repeat Request the (line/connection???) is busy, please repeat(or re-submit) your request.
Entered by: Lara Barnett
CAN HI/CAN LOW CAN hi/CAN low
Entered by: Dan Marasescu
car boot sale selling goods from vehicles
CC cubic centimeters
CC.S cubic centimeter per second
Entered by: Erich Ekoputra
CCL NO. 111760 Climate Change Levy number
certification fuel / house fuel ÈÏÖ¤ÆûÓÍ / ÆÕͨÆûÓÍ
chopper helicopter/penis (double entendre, UK English)
clanged clang/clanked = made a metallic sound/metal striking metal
Entered by: Roberto Rey
clutch pack multi disk clutch assembly
Entered by: Maciej Andrzejczak
CO:19 County Number
Color: BL Color:Blue
Contraflow bus and cycle lane Buses and cycles travel in the opposite direction to other traffic
Entered by: Sheila Wilson
course vehicles non-racing car for general use
Entered by: Abdelmonem Samir
crankcase vacuum Vacume in the lower part of the engine where the oil is
dash beat
Delivered-moment amount of torque transmitted by the clutch
Entered by: Darko Kolega
depress press down on
Design-in user-based design
Entered by: JaneD
DF Dynamo Field
diesel particulate filters v. diesel particle filters "diesel particulate filters" more exact, although "diesel particle filters" is used colloquially
Digit In Down / Up control for increasing/decreasing a set value
Dog Everything lock everything in position
Entered by: Anthony Indra
driving license full, clean driving licence
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