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12:45 Nov 15, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
French term or phrase:poussoir a billes
This is mentioned in a list of parts on a drawing. I know that poussoir means push button or pusher and billes means ball, but I have not been able to find a single technical term for this, which is in vogue.
Yes indeedy! What is this a drawing of? It could be a pushbutton with a rounded head (found on the web) or a system for locating "billes de bois" (logs) in a sawmill (also found on the web), for example.
Once again, it is VITAL to give us enough context to be able to help you here! there could be any number of different translations possible, depending on what field this is in and what kind of machine this relates to?
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Explanation: In the absence of any context to go on, the directly-literal translation may be the only way to go.
More context is needed, or you need to go back and ask the client for clarification.
Tony M France Local time: 04:47 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 576
spring plunger with ball/press-fit ball plunger/ ball and spring plunger
Explanation: is it really à billes in the plural?
What I know is poussoir à bille (in the singular), in which case a pousoir à bille ressembles a set screw (or a pin in the case of the press-fit type)with a ball under spring-load at one end and a slot at the other (or a flat surface for the press-fit).
See the site for picture of the product
Explanation: The following information is from a website in English, French, and Italian. I found it by searching for "poussir a billes."
APL/P Smooth ball spring plunger
Smooth ball spring plunger APL/I Smooth ball spring plunger
Smooth ball spring plunger
APP/A Bolt spring plunger
Bolt spring plunger APP/I Bolt spring plunger
Bolt spring plunger
APS/A Ball spring plunger
Ball spring plunger APS/I Ball spring plunger
Ball spring plunger
APSE/A Ball spring plunger
Ball spring plunger APSE/I Ball spring plunger http://gamm.com/index.php
P Poussoir lisse � bille et ressort
Poussoir lisse � bille et ressort APL/I Poussoir lisse � bille et ressort
Poussoir lisse � bille et ressort
APP/A Poussoir avec embout et ressort
Poussoir avec embout et ressort APP/I Poussoir avec embout et ressort
Poussoir avec embout et ressort
APS/A Poussoir � bille et ressort
Poussoir � bille et ressort APS/I Poussoir � bille et ressort
Poussoir � bille et ressort
APSE/A Poussoir � bille et ressort
Poussoir � bille et ressort APSE/I Poussoir � bille et ressort
Poussoir � bille et ressort http://gamm.com/index.php?codlang=4
Explanation: so now it is an engine component and there is indeed a poussoir on an engine: that's a tappet. But besides bucket/sliding/roller/mushroom tappet (and some others) a ball tappet brings nothing satisfactory in an Internet search.
However poussoir could also be a shortening for tige poussoir = push rod.
A search with ball pushrod/push rod turns up credible results, not confirming this denomination, but leading to the above.
Besides the two below, here is a third one:
AutoZone.com | Repair Info | GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide ...
Remove the rocker arm nuts, rocker arm balls, rocker arms, push rod guides and push rods and place in a rack so that they may be reinstalled in the same location. www.autozone.com/.../az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/14/7b/1f/0900... - [cache] - Live