sulyom

English translation: caltrop

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Hungarian term or phrase:sulyom
English translation:caltrop
Entered by: Zoltán Törőcsik

13:15 Sep 30, 2013
Hungarian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History / középkori fegyverek
Hungarian term or phrase: sulyom
Sulyom: vasból kovácsolt négytüskés eszköz, amelybôl egy
tüske függôlegesen áll, s táborok védelmében, gyalogosok és
lovasok ellen használták.
Zoltán Törőcsik
Hungary
Local time: 02:51
caltrop
Explanation:
A metal device with four projecting spikes so arranged that when three of the spikes are on the ground, the fourth points upward, used as a hazard to pneumatic tires or to the hooves of horses.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/caltrop

A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap,[1] calthrop, crow's foot[2][3]) is an antipersonnel weapon made up of two or more sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base (for example, a tetrahedron). Caltrops were part of defenses that served to slow the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltrop

Rómában tribulus néven ismerték.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_military_personal_equipme...
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Ildiko Laskay
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Local time: 02:51
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caltrop


Explanation:
A metal device with four projecting spikes so arranged that when three of the spikes are on the ground, the fourth points upward, used as a hazard to pneumatic tires or to the hooves of horses.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/caltrop

A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap,[1] calthrop, crow's foot[2][3]) is an antipersonnel weapon made up of two or more sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base (for example, a tetrahedron). Caltrops were part of defenses that served to slow the advance of horses, war elephants, and human troops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltrop

Rómában tribulus néven ismerték.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_military_personal_equipme...

Ildiko Laskay
Hungary
Local time: 02:51
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Native speaker of: Hungarian
PRO pts in category: 4
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