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English translation: (football) striker or (historic) slingsman

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Italian term or phrase:il fromboliere
English translation:(football) striker or (historic) slingsman
Entered by: Angela Arnone
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09:25 Sep 3, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: il fromboliere
This is in a newspaper articlet. "Si chiama GB,ma potrebbe chiamarsi TS perche anche lui, come il fromboliere siciliano, e emerso improvvisamente .....
Gail
United States
Local time: 10:02
striker
Explanation:
Perhaps you mean in a football context?
It means "striker" - "his name is GB but it could be Ts, as he emerged suddenly, just as the Sicilian striker di"

See:

Diciotto anni dopo di nuovo Magica Roma
... convogliare nei corretti canoni del calciatore. Grezzo nel palleggio e spesso ... rottura
prolungata per questo magico fromboliere impiegato a singhiozzo che con ...
www.sports.com/it/ce/multi/0,2911,4009123,00.html


Il calciatore" di M. Governi/Cinema-teatro: "Italia ... trasferimento all'Arsenal.Nominations: Pancaro diventa fromboliere infallibile in Lazio-Napoli di quest ...
www.kirribilly.com/footballmad/mad_n11.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

Ci manca qualità, abbiamo solo la rabbia. E non so se ... è un bidet fiscale, non un calciatore. Vargas è un bidet... e basta ... valutazione
delle qualità del nostro fromboliere d'attacco, giudizio peraltro condiviso ...
www.kwsport.kataweb.it/kwCalcio/Forum


Angela
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 16:02
Grading comment
In fact it does refer to a calcista which I only realized afterwards. Thanks. Your method of reasoning is excellent.
Grazie
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nastriker
Angela Arnone
nacatapultier / goalscorer
gianfranco
naslingshot or catapultIsodynamia
naslingsman
Ilde Grimaldi


  

Answers


17 mins
slingsman


Explanation:
fromboliere
[da frombola; sec. XIV]
s. m.
1 (ant.) Soldato armato di frombola.
2 Nel gergo calcistico, giocatore abile nei tiri a rete.

frombola
[sovrapposizione di rombola a fionda; sec. XIV]
s. f.
1 (lett.) Fionda.


fromboliere
nm
1 (stor) *slingsman, slinger
2 (calcio) striker.



Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 16:02
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 208
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19 mins
slingshot or catapult


Explanation:
This man immersed suddenly like from a Sicilian slingshot/catapult.

Isodynamia
Greece
Local time: 17:02
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 81
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26 mins
catapultier / goalscorer


Explanation:
The term 'fromboliere' translates as 'catapultier' according to my English Oxford Dictionary

I would like to point out that 'fromboliere' is more commonly used to mean a single person throwing stones using a manual sling rather than one of those soldiers operating the large war machine used in sieges to thow very large stones and missiles to the enemy walls.

In modern times, in sport journalism, it is often used to indicate a goal-scorer (soccer) or a point-scorer in general.





gianfranco
Brazil
Local time: 13:02
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 538
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30 mins
striker


Explanation:
Perhaps you mean in a football context?
It means "striker" - "his name is GB but it could be Ts, as he emerged suddenly, just as the Sicilian striker di"

See:

Diciotto anni dopo di nuovo Magica Roma
... convogliare nei corretti canoni del calciatore. Grezzo nel palleggio e spesso ... rottura
prolungata per questo magico fromboliere impiegato a singhiozzo che con ...
www.sports.com/it/ce/multi/0,2911,4009123,00.html


Il calciatore" di M. Governi/Cinema-teatro: "Italia ... trasferimento all'Arsenal.Nominations: Pancaro diventa fromboliere infallibile in Lazio-Napoli di quest ...
www.kirribilly.com/footballmad/mad_n11.htm - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

Ci manca qualità, abbiamo solo la rabbia. E non so se ... è un bidet fiscale, non un calciatore. Vargas è un bidet... e basta ... valutazione
delle qualità del nostro fromboliere d'attacco, giudizio peraltro condiviso ...
www.kwsport.kataweb.it/kwCalcio/Forum


Angela


Angela Arnone
Local time: 16:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3602
Grading comment
In fact it does refer to a calcista which I only realized afterwards. Thanks. Your method of reasoning is excellent.
Grazie
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