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06:38 Dec 9, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: forkwell
I've been looking for the word forkwell and its translation in French but I cannot find any reference to it. I have to transalte a military technical technical manual which describes a container. Here's an excerpt:
"Stacking brackets, located on the top of upper section, interface with skids and captive forkwell on the bottom assembly to permit uniform stacking with longitudinal and lateral restraint."
It's possible that the document I received has a spelling mistake since it was scanned before being sent to me.
French translation:a guess
Must be a slot into which the fork of a forklift fits, to facilitate stacking. How you'd say that in French I've no idea.
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xxxJon Zuber
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naa guessxxxJon Zuber
nafourchettexxxLia Fail
nafork-shaped basexxxLia Fail



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fork-shaped base

I didn't find anything in my dics, Le Grand, or the Internet for forkwell, but if it's any help to you:

A 'well' is a 'lower part that contains something'.

Your unnamed object has a fork-shape 'at the bottom' and 'longitudinal and lateral restraint', so the fork 'base' is the part that 'restrains', in other words, the fork is responsible for 'not allowing X to escape/fall out' (if you get my meaning!).

I think if you translate it as 'captive fork-shaped base ' you may manage to convey the idea.

Sorry I can't translate for you - can't write French, was just browsing...and became intrigued!

xxxLia Fail
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59 mins

If you go to Le Grand Dictionnaire, enter 'fourchette' you will get
alimentation ( 1 )
art ( 1 )
chaussure ( 2 )
cybernétique ( 3 )
droit ( 1 )
économie politique et sociale( 3 )
électricité ( 2 )
équipement ménager ( 1 )
finance ( 1 )
génie mécanique ( 3 )
graphisme ( 1 )
habillement ( 3 )
horlogerie ( 1 )
industrie automobile ( 2 )
loisir ( 2 )
médecine ( 1 )
métallurgie ( 3 )
métallurgie des poudres ( 1 )
outillage ( 1 )
pêche ( 2 )
physique ( 1 )
sécurité ( 1 )
serrurerie ( 1 )
statistique ( 4 )
textile ( 1 )
zoologie ( 4 )
fourchette à décorer
fourchette à découper
fourchette à découper le poisson
fourchette à dessert
fourchette à écrevisses
fourchette à escargots
fourchette à fondue
fourchette à gâteau
fourchette à homard
fourchette à huître
fourchette à huîtres
fourchette à ligatures
fourchette à maïs
fourchette à menu
fourchette à or
fourchette à poisson
fourchette à ressort
fourchette à salade
fourchette à servir
fourchette à tremper
fourchette autorisée
fourchette casse-trame
fourchette d'embrayage
fourchette d'embrayage et de débrayage
fourchette d'engagement
fourchette d'exposition
fourchette d'imposition
fourchette d'un régulateur
fourchette de baladeur
fourchette de boîte
fourchette de casse-trame
fourchette de changement de vitesse pour marche arrière et rapport tout-terrain
fourchette de commande
fourchette de commande de pignon
fourchette de commande de solénoïde
fourchette de cotation
fourchette de courroie
fourchette de cours de clôture
fourchette de cours de fin de séance
fourchette de croissance visée
fourchette de cylindre
fourchette de débrayage
fourchette de dégagement
fourchette de déplacement de courroie
fourchette de dureté
fourchette de dureté restreinte
fourchette de fixation au train avant
fourchette de l'arc facial
fourchette de l'impôt
fourchette de la vulve
fourchette de lanceur
fourchette de patronnier
fourchette de prévision
fourchette de prévisions
fourchette de prix
fourchette de rouleau
fourchette de table
fourchette de température de fixation
fourchette de temps d'arrêt
fourchette de tir
fourchette de trame
fourchette de valeurs
fourchette des cours
fourchette des prix
fourchette des salaires
fourchette du casse-trame
fourchette du cylindre
fourchette du limiteur de débattement
fourchette échauffée
fourchette pertinente d'activité
fourchette pour la cotation composite
fourchette pourrie
fourchette réglementaire de température de fixation
fourchette régulatrice
fourchette restreinte de résistance à la traction
fourchette salariale
fourchette service salade
fourchette standard
fourchette sternale



xxxLia Fail
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a guess

Must be a slot into which the fork of a forklift fits, to facilitate stacking. How you'd say that in French I've no idea.

xxxJon Zuber
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