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German translation: Sperrventil

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English term or phrase:petcock
German translation:Sperrventil
Entered by: Vesna Zivcic
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03:35 Mar 25, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: petcock
is this the same as "stopcock", and can ge translated as "Hahn"? or is it more specialised? (it's used in a description of a connection between two tanks, one vacuum and one compressed air
Wynona Kaspar
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:45
Sperrventil
Explanation:
Definition: A petcock is a manually operated device inserted in the gas line that allows for an On, Off, and Reserve position for the gas supply. When the motorcycle starts to sputter, the rider turns the petcock to the Reserve position to gain access to additional gas while a gas station is sought. Some modern motorcycles have gas gauges and automatic gas shutoff systems making the manual petcock unnecessary.
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Vesna Zivcic
Local time: 03:45
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Summary of answers provided
naSperrventil
Vesna Zivcic
naKüken
Madeleine van Zanten
naAblaßhahn
Mats Wiman


  

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11 mins
Ablaßhahn


Explanation:
pet cock / [kleiner] Entleerhahn, Ablaß-, Auslaufhahn m

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 03:45
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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2 hrs
Küken


Explanation:
ein kleiner spitzulaufender stöpselformiger Hahn, der entweder offen oder zu ist, und es nicht erlaubt den Durchfluss präzise zu regeln wie bei einem Wasserhahn.

Madeleine van Zanten
Switzerland
Local time: 03:45
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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2 hrs
Sperrventil


Explanation:
Definition: A petcock is a manually operated device inserted in the gas line that allows for an On, Off, and Reserve position for the gas supply. When the motorcycle starts to sputter, the rider turns the petcock to the Reserve position to gain access to additional gas while a gas station is sought. Some modern motorcycles have gas gauges and automatic gas shutoff systems making the manual petcock unnecessary.


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Vesna Zivcic
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Native speaker of: Croatian
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