Paßkugel

English translation: seating ball

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13:49 Jan 7, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / engineering, mechanics
German term or phrase: Paßkugel
Einspritzdüse in Position bringen und sicherstellen, daß die Paßkugel richtig in der Nut sitzt.
Barrie John
Local time: 14:56
English translation:seating ball
Explanation:
DeVriess, GE Tech & Engr Dict.

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Note added at 2003-01-07 14:14:47 (GMT)
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OR: fitting ball
Selected response from:

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 07:56
Grading comment
thanks for the help!
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Summary of answers provided
4pass fit ball
gangels
4seating ball
Dr. Fred Thomson
3fitting ball
Jonathan MacKerron
3ball
Hermann
2locating / fixing ball
Mary Worby


  

Answers


11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
pass fit ball


Explanation:
I'd say

gangels
Local time: 07:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
locating / fixing ball


Explanation:
This is pretty much guesswork based on Ernst's definition of Paßstift: alignment pin, [straight] cylindrical pin, fixing o. steady pin, locating pin o. plug, setpin

Paßkugel gets only one hit on Google, so it's hardly a common term ;-)

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
seating ball


Explanation:
DeVriess, GE Tech & Engr Dict.

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Note added at 2003-01-07 14:14:47 (GMT)
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OR: fitting ball

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 07:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 5861
Grading comment
thanks for the help!
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
ball


Explanation:
Reading the sentence it's a ball that has to snap close in a 'keywey'/'groove' or better 'slot'. As an alternative to the above answers one could call it simply a 'ball', no more, no less. It could be one of those balls that is spring-loaded and when fitting the nozzle it engages in the groove and when groove and ball are aligned the ball pops out - snap/close -Bingo!

:-)

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Note added at 2003-01-07 19:59:33 (GMT)
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If it is what I think it is you could also call it \'ball catch\' / or \'spherical catch\'.

Hermann
Local time: 14:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1977
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1 day 55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
fitting ball


Explanation:
another possible meaning of "Paß"

Jonathan MacKerron
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