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18:32 Feb 6, 2009
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Putzeinschnitt
Bei der Suche nach diesem Begriff wurde mir leider nur eine einzige Fundstelle angezeigt (Zeichnung; http://books.google.de/books?id=hhyAS-PuHXEC&pg=PA152&lpg=PA...
Local time: 05:49

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4 +2Incision in plasterwork
Spud Murphy

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Incision in plasterwork

Could also be called an indentation ( Vertiefung) but a bit more text would be helpful, in what area - walls,ceilings etc.

Spud Murphy
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agree  Andrew D: it is a cut into the plaster, doesn't incision sound like medical application?
11 hrs
  -> thanks Andrew, I chose incision as a planned action ( also in medicine ), indentation sounded a little accidental.

agree  John Jory: recess / undercut ?? // Undercutting is a term used mostly in metalworking. Put simply, it's a channel. The diagram in the link above shows that the 'Einschnitte' are sort of bevelled edges in the plaster around the wood post. Maybe just for appearance.
21 hrs
  -> Thanks John, a recess is more of a "niche", slightly bigger than an incision or indentation. Could you let me know what you mean by undercut?
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