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French term or phrase:plat
English translation:flat
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00:42 Mar 12, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
French term or phrase: plats
Context: Déviser l’écrou de commande du clapet de valve (16/plats).
Neal Allen
United States
Local time: 07:11
flat
Explanation:
It sounds as if this unusual nut has 16 flats, instead of the more usual 6 or perhaps 12; it's possible also they are in fact talking about the spanner needed to undo it with — 16 plats could possible suggest a spanner (or socket) suitable for a 4-sided nut, for example.

Impossible to be sure without more context to go on — although I think the meaning of the actual term asked appears to be clear enough.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 16:11
Grading comment
Thanky you, Tony.
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plat
flat


Explanation:
It sounds as if this unusual nut has 16 flats, instead of the more usual 6 or perhaps 12; it's possible also they are in fact talking about the spanner needed to undo it with — 16 plats could possible suggest a spanner (or socket) suitable for a 4-sided nut, for example.

Impossible to be sure without more context to go on — although I think the meaning of the actual term asked appears to be clear enough.

Tony M
France
Local time: 16:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 100
Grading comment
Thanky you, Tony.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Manoj Chauhan
49 mins
  -> Thanks, Manoj!

agree  Ronald van Riet
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Ronald!
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