masse

English translation: leads

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French term or phrase:masses
English translation:leads
Entered by: Clair@Lexeme
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05:10 Jan 31, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: masse
A tool(?) used when fitting tyres:
Les fournitures utilisées pour le montage: masses, gel, lubifiant...
Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 04:13
leads
Explanation:
je voudrais seulement faire remarquer que masses est au pluriel et qu'il est peu probable qu'un fabriquant fournisse une série de masses qui me parait un instrument bien lourd pour monter un pneumatique!!!!!!
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Albert Golub
Local time: 04:13
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help. As your pointed out, sledgehammer was out of the question. I had found this myself and was well aware it couldn't be right! Your answer seems to be the most logical and was a great help
Thanks again
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Summary of answers provided
naleads
Albert Golub
naYou chose "leads"??!!
Heathcliff
naleads/wheel weights
Clair@Lexeme
nasledge hammer, club hammer
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nasledge hammer, club hammer
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naleads (for wheel balancing)
Albert Golub
nawheel weights...
Heathcliff
nahard grease
Elisa Capelão


  

Answers


5 mins
hard grease


Explanation:
it is not a tool but a type of grease used for a never ending number of things related with mechanics.
It helps keeping rost away and lubricates.


    own knowledge
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 03:13
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 37

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Heathcliff

Albert Golub
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30 mins
leads (for wheel balancing)


Explanation:
il s'agit de masselotes (morceaux de plomb) equilibrant le pneu et pas du tout de graisse!

Albert Golub
Local time: 04:13
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359

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Heathcliff
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56 mins
wheel weights...


Explanation:
...is the standard (Anglo-)American term for the little-to-small-sized pieces of lead that are clamped onto the inner circumference of a tyre (tire) in order to balance it.

Cheers,
HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 19:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953

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Albert Golub

Tony M
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1 hr
sledge hammer, club hammer


Explanation:
If you think it is a tool and that it could be something with which the person fitting the tyres needs to whack the tyre into place, then this could be it. Otherwise, Heathcliff's answer sounds worth following up...

1/2 : sledge hammer

outil de frappe = sledge hammer

Syn. sledge

Variante(s) orthographique(s).
sledgehammer
masse n. f.

Déf. : Outil à tête très lourde servant à enfoncer, forger, etc

2/2 :
outil de frappe
club hammer masse n. f.

Note : Modèle à angles abattus, faces frappantes chanfreinées, plates




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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4480

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Heathcliff

Albert Golub

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1 hr
sledge hammer, club hammer


Explanation:
If you think it is a tool and that it could be something with which the person fitting the tyres needs to whack the tyre into place, then this could be it. Otherwise, Heathcliff's answer sounds worth following up...

1/2 : sledge hammer

outil de frappe = sledge hammer

Syn. sledge

Variante(s) orthographique(s).
sledgehammer
masse n. f.

Déf. : Outil à tête très lourde servant à enfoncer, forger, etc

2/2 :
outil de frappe
club hammer masse n. f.

Note : Modèle à angles abattus, faces frappantes chanfreinées, plates




    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 04:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4480

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Heathcliff

Albert Golub
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5 hrs
leads


Explanation:
je voudrais seulement faire remarquer que masses est au pluriel et qu'il est peu probable qu'un fabriquant fournisse une série de masses qui me parait un instrument bien lourd pour monter un pneumatique!!!!!!

Albert Golub
Local time: 04:13
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help. As your pointed out, sledgehammer was out of the question. I had found this myself and was well aware it couldn't be right! Your answer seems to be the most logical and was a great help
Thanks again

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Heathcliff
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7 hrs
You chose "leads"??!!


Explanation:
Really, you're making a major miscue here...

-- H.B. J. "Wheel Weights" Clifford,
multiple sports-car owner, driver, and fiddler-about-with,
more acquainted than I care to be with automotive
engineer, mecanics, and their kin.... :)

Heathcliff
United States
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18 hrs
leads/wheel weights


Explanation:
There seems to be a difference between British and American English here. Thanks for your remarks anyway!

Clair@Lexeme
France
Local time: 04:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 123
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