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06:09 Jul 5, 2018
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / Moros i Cristianos festival
Catalan term or phrase: destralers
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Here is the Catalan definition of 'destralers': En els batallons, soldat que és destinat principalment a desembarassar el pas en les marxes, per a la qual cosa porta pales, destrals i escodes o magalls.

A soldier who clears the passage for the other soldiers as they march, equipped with various tools.

Grup de Percussió del CO Les Talaies, Bandera de l’Associació Santa Marta, Artilleria Cristiana, Contrabandistes, Pirates Corsaris, **Destralers** , Llauradors, Almogàvers, Marinos, Caçadors, Voluntaris, Pescadors, Catalans i el Rei Cristià amb la seua escorta.
Lisa McCarthy
Local time: 22:05

Summary of answers provided
4 +2sapper, trencher
Isabel Peralta

Discussion entries: 1



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
sapper, trencher

I reached this through the translation of "destraler" into the Spanish term zapador, which is also a soldier that opens trenches and clears the way when marching. Zapador translates into sapper or trencher in English, and I think it makes sense here, with the Catalan translation and the rest of the list...

I hope this helps you.
Isabel Peralta
Local time: 22:05
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish

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agree  Cristina Tomas White
3 hrs

agree  JohnMcDove: Better "axeman" in the context, but "sapper" would not seem incorrect to me.
9 hrs
  -> Thanks, John. Now I see this term has been published twice, and there is a lot more about it in the other trend. So thanks for giving your opinion to my comment here :) As axeman sounds to me as a serial killer I would've never decided on that myself :)
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