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English translation: box culvert

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French term or phrase:dalot
English translation:box culvert
Entered by: LAC
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01:34 Mar 15, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: dalot
I can't seem to find the exact English name for this but the author did give me a clear definition:

"Un dalot est un ouvrage couvert de franchissement des eaux sous une route... un caniveau couvert qui passe sous une route."
It is similar to a "buse" (concrete pipe) but "une buse est simplement pose dans une tranche et recouverte par les matrieaux de la route" and not a more elaborate construction...
LAC
United States
Local time: 12:00
Box Culvert
Explanation:
According to Eurodicautom, this is the correct translation.

I hope this is okay
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EmmaS
Local time: 18:00
Grading comment
Thank you! I knew it was neither a scupper nor a drain... and couldn't get through to Eurodicautom yesterday or this morning...
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nabox culvert, box drain, culvert
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nadefinitely box culvertxxxcaroail
naBox CulvertEmmaS
nascupper or drain
Parrot


  

Answers


6 mins
scupper or drain


Explanation:
Larousse

Parrot
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7 mins
Box Culvert


Explanation:
According to Eurodicautom, this is the correct translation.

I hope this is okay


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
EmmaS
Local time: 18:00
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Thank you! I knew it was neither a scupper nor a drain... and couldn't get through to Eurodicautom yesterday or this morning...
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1 hr
definitely box culvert


Explanation:
Elsevier's dictionary of building construction compiled by James MacLean

xxxcaroail
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2 hrs
box culvert, box drain, culvert


Explanation:

You learn something every day! I had only ever seen this in a maritime/nautical context so learnt one here. My Archtiecture & Construction dico gave box culvert or more simply, box drain. The GDT came up with this :

bâtiment 1 / 1

pipe culvert

Terme(s) apparenté(s)
box drain
culvert

I do not know if you know of the GDT but when I discovered it through this site I was very pleased indeed!




    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
    Architecture & Construction, LAVOISIER, Forbes, J.R.
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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