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camion toupie

English translation: truck mixer

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French term or phrase:camion toupie
English translation:truck mixer
Entered by: Dolores Vázquez
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14:21 Feb 20, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Article on quarrying company, its quarries and cement-making activities
French term or phrase: camion toupie
Under photograph (which was not included):
"Rotation des camions toupies pour approvisionner le chantier du contournement de [ville]."
Could this be a concrete-mixing lorry with revolving concrete-mixer on board?
Not in Proz glossaries. Thanks in advance - urgent (sigh) ...
Jenny Forbes
Local time: 18:58
truck mixer
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Dolores Vázquez
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Thank you. I used "cement mixer truck" in the end.
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Summary of answers provided
5 +2cement truck
David Goward
3 +1truck mixer
Dolores Vázquez

Discussion entries: 1



5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
truck mixer

An option.

Dolores Vázquez
Does not meet criteria
Native speaker of: Native in GalicianGalician, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 29
Grading comment
Thank you. I used "cement mixer truck" in the end.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxBourth: "Mixer truck" for me.
1 hr
  -> Ok, thanks.
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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
cement truck

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-02-20 14:36:47 GMT)

and http://www.entpaquet.fr/images/photos/toupie1.jpg

Note added at 37 mins (2008-02-20 14:58:13 GMT)

Sorry, Marie-Josée, I didn't see the word "truck" at the end of your comment. The "edit" option appears to have been removed too :-(

Note added at 38 mins (2008-02-20 14:59:06 GMT)

Ah, found it!

David Goward
Local time: 19:58
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 113
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Asker: Thanks to you and all who contributed.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marie-Josée Gravel: FYI: cement truck is also called cement mixer truck
17 mins
  -> Thanks. "Concrete mixer truck" is another option.

agree  Jocelyne S
45 mins
  -> Thanks, Jocelyne.

agree  Nathalie Elson: concrete mixer truck/lorry is how I've seen it used
49 mins
  -> Thanks, Nathalie. Yes, there are a number of terms for the same thing.

disagree  xxxBourth: Strictly speaking a cement truck would be one for transporting cement (powder) in bulk, not a concrete mixer truck. But many people DO confuse cement and concrete.
1 hr
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Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by Dolores Vázquez:
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