autofonçage

English translation: self-sinking

04:43 Jun 30, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: autofonçage
Drilling of an underwater tunnel.
Neil Coffey
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:32
English translation:self-sinking
Explanation:
You could add 'method', 'machinery' or 'system' to the word above depending on your context.

The links below are articles on self-sinking mechanisms used in mines and drilling.
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Marcus Malabad
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naself-sinking
Marcus Malabad
naautomated tunnel drilling
Mats Wiman
naautomated tunnelling
Rocky
naautomatic/self sinking
Albert Golub


  

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33 mins
automatic/self sinking


Explanation:
sinking from granddictionnaire.com
hope it may help a bit


Albert Golub
Local time: 00:32
Native speaker of: French
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35 mins
automated tunnelling


Explanation:
just a start


    just a suggestion
Rocky
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54 mins
automated tunnel drilling


Explanation:
fonçage=drilling
foncer=to drill, to dig



    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 00:32
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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3 hrs
self-sinking


Explanation:
You could add 'method', 'machinery' or 'system' to the word above depending on your context.

The links below are articles on self-sinking mechanisms used in mines and drilling.


    Reference: http://www.ieagreen.org.uk/sept38.htm
    Reference: http://british-forces.com/world_war1/Campaigns/submarinewar_...
Marcus Malabad
Canada
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
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