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10:02 Nov 17, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
Italian term or phrase:giunto a lisca di pesce
I can find no supporting evidence for a literal translation - fishbone connector or similar - so please don't suggest this without supporting evidence or real expertise in the subject.
It is a rectangular aluminium plate with barbed projections on the long sides, used to join two aluminium channel sections together in line; the barbs slide into grooves inside the channels and, once inserted, cannot be removed.
Thanks Gian - and everybody else. That is certainly the nearest find though obviously a little different in form and function. I actually opted for "barbed connector plate". 2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: I have seen it in various literature and used it myself in different fields from carpentry to construction industry
Ileana Achino Italy Local time: 15:32 Works in field Native speaker of: Italian
Notes to answerer
Asker: I'm afraid there is nothing herringbone about this. All references to herringbone joint I can find refer to a heringbone joint pattern e.g. in paving or parquet, which is something entirely different.