riffelen

English translation: to file or to polish

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Dutch term or phrase:riffelen
English translation:to file or to polish
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS

07:14 Sep 25, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: riffelen
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Context: Chemical cleaning

In the text, "Riffelen" is mentioned straight after "alkaline treatment".

Again, my Kluwer hasn't been able to help me out, so any suggestions welcome!

Thanks for your help - KudoZ points will be given asap.

Pikey
Anne Key (X)
Local time: 09:51
to file or to polish
Explanation:
I've never heard of 'riffelen', but I've seen a 'riffelvijl' before (a type of file).
Hence, my more or less educated guess: to file or to polish.

And my search engines indicate 'riffelen' as a Danish word...
Selected response from:

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 10:51
Grading comment
This answer came closest to what I was looking for in the context of the project. Many thanks for all other suggestions - very much appreciated.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
nare-sharpen
Lucy Simpson
nasee detail
Ken Cox
narivet/clinch
Martijn Naarding
nato file or to polish
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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3 hrs
to file or to polish


Explanation:
I've never heard of 'riffelen', but I've seen a 'riffelvijl' before (a type of file).
Hence, my more or less educated guess: to file or to polish.

And my search engines indicate 'riffelen' as a Danish word...

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
Grading comment
This answer came closest to what I was looking for in the context of the project. Many thanks for all other suggestions - very much appreciated.
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4 hrs
rivet/clinch


Explanation:
to rivet something with nails (that are called riffelkoppen in Dutch) ,a type of nail with a flat top




    Van Dale
Martijn Naarding
Spain
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 45
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6 hrs
see detail


Explanation:
another guess - in German, a Riffel is a corrugation or groove, and Riffelung is corrugation or fluting. (Compare english riffle, 'a groove or slat in a sluice to cqtch free particles').


    Casells G/E dict
    Cramer's Eng Dict
Ken Cox
Local time: 10:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1385
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19 hrs
re-sharpen


Explanation:
As Martijn says, riffelen is to 'klinken met riffelkoppen' or, in relation to ridges on a grinding roller, it is to re-sharpen.

Lucy Simpson
Local time: 09:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 117
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