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22:40 Feb 15, 2012
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Conveyor belt component
French term or phrase: crapotage
I'm translating a manual for the assembly of a conveyor belt system and can't find a translation for 'crapotage', more specifically, 'fixation par crapotage'

The sentence is:

Dans le cas d'une fixation par crapotage, si le châssis à les ailes vers l'extérieur, couper les rails XX plus long de chaque cotés..

Thanks in advance for any help.
United Kingdom

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5 +1clamping
Nancie Leduc
Sone-Ngole Alvin Ngole
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liz askew

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1

There is a mistake in the original text. It should be written ''crapautage''.

    Reference: http://www.linguee.com/english-french/search?source=auto&que...
    Reference: http://www.keeklamps.com/fr/products/beamclamp
Nancie Leduc
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

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agree  chris collister: Yes, a "crapaud" (apart from the obvious) is a clamp
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18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

Rail clips (in French Crapauds) are used in fixing rails.

    Reference: http://patry.fr/accessoires_va.html
Sone-Ngole Alvin Ngole
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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Reference information:
http://www.eudict.com/?lang=engfre&word=engagement, commitme...


crabotage = engagement

Hope the references are useful, and that you find the word you need.

liz askew
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