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chemin de contre halage

English translation: opposite towpath

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French term or phrase:chemin de contre-halage
English translation:opposite towpath
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
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12:07 Jul 18, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: chemin de contre halage
another item in the list of parts. context is foundries and furnaces
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 19:12
counter towpath, opposite towpath
Explanation:
http://www.vnf.fr/lexique/def_c37.htm

Chemin de halage et de contre-halage

Bien que les chevaux (ou les mariniers et leurs femmes) ne halent plus les bateaux depuis plusieurs décennies, on parle encore de chemins de halage pour désigner les chemins de service. Le chemin de contre-halage est situé sur la rive opposée au chemin de halage.
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:12
Grading comment
Thanks Nik!
It's opposite towpath. See link:
http://www.leevalley-online.co.uk/leisure/walks/leavalleywalk4.htm



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Summary of answers provided
nacounter-tow travel-path
Mats Wiman
naFurther refs :
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nacounter towpath, opposite towpath
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
natowpath
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na -1back-hauling (or back-haul) road
Guy Bray


  

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38 mins peer agreement (net): -1
back-hauling (or back-haul) road


Explanation:
In mining, it's a road for empty trucks to return on--maybe your "fonderie" is part of a mining complex?

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 10:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yolanda Broad
32 mins

disagree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: A path, a towpath of some sort, canals?
1 hr

disagree  Mats Wiman: I think it's not a road, it's a mechanism
2 hrs
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1 hr
towpath


Explanation:
This is just a preliminary suggestion. I'm going to have to look into this one further.

A "chemin de halage" is a towpath, the sort of path which is typically found on either side of a canal and along which horses used to walk as they towed barges. Odd as it may seem, this may be appropriate in your context. Founderies, iron and steel works were often situated close to canals which came in pretty handy for transporting heavy loads.

What is bugging me here is "contre" halaga...

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:12
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1 hr
counter towpath, opposite towpath


Explanation:
http://www.vnf.fr/lexique/def_c37.htm

Chemin de halage et de contre-halage

Bien que les chevaux (ou les mariniers et leurs femmes) ne halent plus les bateaux depuis plusieurs décennies, on parle encore de chemins de halage pour désigner les chemins de service. Le chemin de contre-halage est situé sur la rive opposée au chemin de halage.



    Reference: http://www.vnf.fr/lexique/def_c37.htm
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Thanks Nik!
It's opposite towpath. See link:
http://www.leevalley-online.co.uk/leisure/walks/leavalleywalk4.htm


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1 hr
Further refs :


Explanation:
http://www.vnf.fr/lexique/def_c37.htm

Chemin de halage et de contre-halage



Bien que les chevaux (ou les mariniers et leurs femmes) ne halent plus les bateaux depuis plusieurs décennies, on parle encore de chemins de halage pour désigner les chemins de service. Le chemin de contre-halage est situé sur la rive opposée au chemin de halage.


Servitude de halage



Les propriétaires riverains des fleuves et rivières navigables ou flottables sont tenus, partout où il n'existe pas un chemin de halage, de laisser le long des bords un espace libre de 9,75 m de largeur. Sur la rive opposée, on parle de servitude de marchepied ou de contre-halage (espace libre de 3,25 m).


http://www.cisfrance.com/lexique03.html

Chemin de halage :
Chemin qui suit la rive d'un canal ou d une rivière et d'où les bateaux étaient halés par des hommes, des chevaux ou des tracteurs.
Chemin de contre-halage :



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:12
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2 hrs
counter-tow travel-path


Explanation:
I believe there are no horses or roads involved, it is about mechanisms moving something along a travel-path and back


    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 19:12
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