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Drehrad

English translation: Dial

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18:27 Feb 23, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Drehrad
I am translating a description of the "Clapper", a device which allows people to turn on/off electrical devices by clapping. I do not know how to translate this word. It was used in the following: Mit Drehrad, zur Einstellung der Empfindlichkeit (leise oder laute Umgebung).
Ingrid Weber
English translation:Dial
Explanation:
This is a common word used to describe the wheel-like device to change a setting, such as on a thermostat.
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Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 19:39
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Summary of answers provided
nawith dial for setting reception
Parrot
naknobroadnotes
nathumb wheelxxxKristina M
naDialKevin Fulton
nasetting wheelNancy Schmeing


  

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1 hr
setting wheel


Explanation:
As you no doubt know, a mouse can have a "scrolling wheel". The device in your phrase is also a wheel (Drehrad means turning wheel). But it is used for setting the sensitivity, so it is a setting wheel. I found this Web reference for a setting wheel that is said to be accurate and precise.
There's no special trick meaning to Drehrad that everybody knows, since the owrd didn't appear in Ernst or Langenscheid. Nancy


    Reference: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/49132trf414/trf414_1/...
Nancy Schmeing
Canada
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1 hr
Dial


Explanation:
This is a common word used to describe the wheel-like device to change a setting, such as on a thermostat.

Kevin Fulton
United States
Local time: 19:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 435
Grading comment
Thank you.

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Andrea McNamara
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2 hrs
thumb wheel


Explanation:
Depending on what it looks like.

Kristina


xxxKristina M
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4 hrs
knob


Explanation:
small feature on a small electrical device


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roadnotes
Germany
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9 hrs
with dial for setting reception


Explanation:
One of the above was correct, but this should give you an idea of the function.

Parrot
Spain
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