abgekoffert

English translation: encased and padded

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German term or phrase:abgekoffert
English translation:encased and padded
Entered by: Uschi (Ursula) Walke

06:40 Feb 11, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: abgekoffert
Untersicht und Sthalstützen sind mit Gipskartonplatten abgekoffert.

was ist abkoffern?
Claudia
encased and padded
Explanation:
just thinking of a very antique Koffer.
I don't know if Gipskontourplatten could do the job.
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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 08:29
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Summary of answers provided
naencased in
Silvaine Zimmermann
naencased and padded
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naencased
Ulrike Lieder (X)
nalined
Alexander Schleber


  

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44 mins
lined


Explanation:
"auskoffern" is not a German term, to my knowledge. It probably was borrowed from the engliosh "coffering", which means "to make water-tight by means of a coffer dam". Since gypsum plaster board would hardly qualify as a water-tight sealant, I think they just mean that steel supports are "lined" with this material.


    Ernst , WdIT / Routledge
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
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1 hr
encased


Explanation:
Couldn't find "abkoffern" in any of my construction related references, and a Google search yielded only one hit, and that one was irrelevant.

I'd say that words' reasoning makes a lot of sense, however, when I see the word "lined", I think of something that's on the inside (i.e. ausgekleidet), and Gipskartonplatten could hardly be on the inside of a steel beam. Thus my suggestion of encased. Maybe it gives you another option. Good luck.

Ulrike Lieder (X)
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9 hrs
encased and padded


Explanation:
just thinking of a very antique Koffer.
I don't know if Gipskontourplatten could do the job.


    noref
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 08:29
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1 day 9 hrs
encased in


Explanation:
or surrounded by..., so as to form an enclosure or box

Silvaine Zimmermann
Canada
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