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21:26 Oct 24, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Construction / Civil Engineering / Hinges
French term or phrase: Paumelle
Would you just translate this as 'hinge' in English? If so, would you do the same for 'gond' and 'charniere'?
(If not, this could be three questions, I suppose, but I am assuming that it is one)
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2 +2split hinge
Jonathan MacKerron

Discussion entries: 2



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +2
split hinge

according the le Grand Robert&Collins

Note added at 13 mins (2007-10-24 21:40:18 GMT)

Hachette = lift-off hinge

Note added at 15 mins (2007-10-24 21:42:27 GMT)

Harrap's = "(des gonds d'une porte) plate"

Note added at 20 mins (2007-10-24 21:47:11 GMT)

Grand Robert for paumelle = "Petite penture articulée sur un gond et fixée au battant d'une porte, d'un volet..."
penture = "strap hinge" according to Hachette

Jonathan MacKerron
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agree  Tony M
10 mins

agree  Robin Levey: Yes, exactly. The lower part has a vertical 'tige', the upper part has a tube that swings on the 'tige', and the door/window (or WHY) can just be lifted off. NB - They have left and right-hand versions.
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