spannen

English translation: grip, clamp, load, chuck, tension (context-dependent)

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German term or phrase:spannen (Werkzeug)
English translation:grip, clamp, load, chuck, tension (context-dependent)
Entered by: Ulrike Lieder (X)

12:42 Aug 1, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: spannen
things to do with tool manufacturing
dan shea
grip, clamp, load
Explanation:
Since you indicate this has to do with tool manufacturing, the above 3 terms might fit the bill.

Spannen can also be to stretch, to strain, to cock... really depends on the context.

HTH.
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 00:46
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na +2grip, clamp, load
Ulrike Lieder (X)
namore alternatives
Beth Kantus


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9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
grip, clamp, load


Explanation:
Since you indicate this has to do with tool manufacturing, the above 3 terms might fit the bill.

Spannen can also be to stretch, to strain, to cock... really depends on the context.

HTH.


    Ernst, WB industrielle Technik
Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 00:46
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: provided it's about a turning operation
5 mins

agree  Alan Johnson: agree with Mats, but how did you do that context-related discussion?
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more alternatives


Explanation:
grip, clamp, and load are good suggestions; alternatives for similar contexts are chucking and tensioning.
Agree with Mats - more of the sentence is needed; it really depends on context!

HTH!

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 03:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924
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