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Finnish to English translations [PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Finnish term or phrase: työpukki
How would you render the word "työpukki" in this context?

"A-tikasta saa käyttää työtelineen tai -pukin sijaan työalustana vain, kun työn lyhytkestoisuudella ja esim. tilanahtaudella voidaan perustella A-tikkaan käyttöä."

From what I've gathered, it seems as though "työpukki" covers what we would call a "sawhorse" or "trestle" in English, but can also refer to certain kinds of short ladders.

So far, I can't think of anything that would accurately zero in on the meaning of "työpukki" here (unless an actual photograph of this "työpukki" were adjacent to the text for guidance).

G. L.
United States
Local time: 16:21

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5step stool
Desmond O'Rourke
4(work) bench
Jussi Rosti



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(work) bench

eikös pukki tätä ole?

Jussi Rosti
Local time: 02:21
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 32
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Asker: Joskus on, mutta tässä yhteydessä kyseessä näyttää olevan jokin, jota käytetään pitkien tikkaiden rinnalla, eli (tikkaiden tavalla) nousemiseksi käytettävä väline. Tietääkseni tämä ei päde "work benchiin".

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step stool

Commonly of metal but wooden step stools are more attractive in a kitchen, for example, to reach high shelves

Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 19:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 7
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