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00:57 Dec 15, 2003
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Bundhose
it is part of a safety equipment.
Elvira Stoianov
Luxembourg
Local time: 11:56
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Summary of answers provided
4waist-high pants
Heidi Stone-Schaller
4knickerbockers
Cilian O'Tuama
3work trousersMarshall Waddell
3Knee breeches
Kim Metzger


Discussion entries: 1





  

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Knee breeches


Explanation:
I almost said 'knickers' but then remembered those are ladies' panties in BE. I suppose knee breeches could be required as safety clothing for some jobs.


    Langenscheidt Muret-Sanders
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 04:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21840
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work trousers


Explanation:
Wie Arbeitshose. "Work pants" could also apply. Work clothing, especially for manual labor, production, and construction jobs, needs to be well-made and of strong, high-quality material, in order to offer the wearer a measure of protection while on the job.


    Reference: http://www.arbeitsschutz-pueschel.de/schutzbekleidung/forsts...
    Reference: http://www.almerio.de/onlineshop/Angebot_8.htm
Marshall Waddell
Local time: 05:56
PRO pts in pair: 4

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neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: that could cover any type of trousers worn at work
1 day 9 hrs
  -> Yes, but Elvira is working on a piece about an outdoor garden power tool, a 'flail mower'. It's common for instructions to insist that long pants be worn for protection. I just have the hunch we are making more of this than is there.
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knickerbockers


Explanation:
Bundhose f: (eine Bundhose a pair of) knickerbockers Plural (Langenscheidt)

loose-fitting short pants gathered at the knee (Merriam Webster)

sometimes worn by golfers, e.g. the late Payne Stewart

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Note added at 2003-12-16 10:46:48 (GMT)
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I\'d say they\'re recommending that knickerbockers be worn because their (missing) \'legs\' can\'t get caught in any machinery

Cilian O'Tuama
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Native speaker of: English
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waist-high pants


Explanation:
on the German pages on Arbeitssicherheit I found Bundhose only in the context of waist-high pants as opposed to overalls. Or you could specify "pants with a waistband."

Heidi Stone-Schaller
Local time: 11:56
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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