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French translation: tournevis à lame plate

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English term or phrase:minus screwdriver
French translation:tournevis à lame plate
Entered by: Germaine
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23:46 Jan 24, 2002
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: minus screwdriver
Est-ce un tournevis négatif?
Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:01
tournevis (pour écrous à fente)(pour vis fendue)
Explanation:
Une recherche sur "tournevis négatif" ou "concave" n'a rien rendu. Par contre:

"During the production of a TV satellite for the Japanese government, it was noted that some Japanese engineers referred to a Phillips screwdriver as a "Plus" and the one for slotted screws as a "Minus". "
http://www.netaxs.com/~mhmyers/Hear_Ye/june97.html

slotted screw
vis fendue n. f.

slotted screwdriver
tournevis pour écrous à fente n. m.

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Note added at 2002-01-25 01:08:34 (GMT)
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En vérifiant le fameux \"tournevis à vis fendue\", je m\'aperçois qu\'il s\'agirait en fait d\'un simple TOURNEVIS À LAMPE PLATE. Exemple:

\"How do I install my new throttle body?
Tools Required:
8mm, 10mm, and 13mm sockets
Rachet and 6\" extension
Flathead (minus) screwdriver...
http://www.neonspeed.com/throttle.htm
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Germaine
Canada
Local time: 22:01
Grading comment
Merci bien
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4tournevis (pour écrous à fente)(pour vis fendue)
Germaine


  

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tournevis (pour écrous à fente)(pour vis fendue)


Explanation:
Une recherche sur "tournevis négatif" ou "concave" n'a rien rendu. Par contre:

"During the production of a TV satellite for the Japanese government, it was noted that some Japanese engineers referred to a Phillips screwdriver as a "Plus" and the one for slotted screws as a "Minus". "
http://www.netaxs.com/~mhmyers/Hear_Ye/june97.html

slotted screw
vis fendue n. f.

slotted screwdriver
tournevis pour écrous à fente n. m.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2002-01-25 01:08:34 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

En vérifiant le fameux \"tournevis à vis fendue\", je m\'aperçois qu\'il s\'agirait en fait d\'un simple TOURNEVIS À LAMPE PLATE. Exemple:

\"How do I install my new throttle body?
Tools Required:
8mm, 10mm, and 13mm sockets
Rachet and 6\" extension
Flathead (minus) screwdriver...
http://www.neonspeed.com/throttle.htm


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Germaine
Canada
Local time: 22:01
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 3733
Grading comment
Merci bien

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lucien Marcelet
13 mins

agree  thierry2
1 hr

agree  Claudia Iglesias: C'est le contraire d'un tournevis cruciforme (je suppose qu'en anglais c'est +)
1 hr

agree  Yves Georges: exactement : tournevis à lame plate : l'apellation minus vient certainement du symbole de la lame sur les dessins d'objets vendus en kit: un trait horizontal dans un cercle
5 hrs
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