mariposas forjadas

English translation: forged wing nuts

07:00 Sep 7, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: mariposas forjadas
mariposas forjadas para maquinaría de industria alimentaria.

Text is a contract and does not say whether these are butterfly valves, butterfly screws, etc. What kinds of butterfly things go into maquinaria alimentaria?
Cecilia
English translation:forged wing nuts
Explanation:
A mariposa is a wing nut; why one would need to say "forged" I don't know.
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Jon Zuber (X)
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Thank you so much. You've ALL contributed to help me, and I'll admit the context was sketchy, but this was one of those RUSH things, in which the client takes his chance due to time pressure. Why forged? Later they talked of moulds, (cast) so I'm not even sure I understand the difference they want to express. They probably meant custom-made.
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na"Forged butterfly nuts"
Ivan Sanchez
naforged nut
Yolanda Broad
naforged wing nuts
Jon Zuber (X)


  

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5 mins
forged wing nuts


Explanation:
A mariposa is a wing nut; why one would need to say "forged" I don't know.

Jon Zuber (X)
PRO pts in pair: 172
Grading comment
Thank you so much. You've ALL contributed to help me, and I'll admit the context was sketchy, but this was one of those RUSH things, in which the client takes his chance due to time pressure. Why forged? Later they talked of moulds, (cast) so I'm not even sure I understand the difference they want to express. They probably meant custom-made.

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Heathcliff

John Dawson
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8 mins
forged nut


Explanation:
Butterfly things that go into food processing machinery? Maybe they are packaging edible butterflies?

Seriously...

Termium gives: *cold pressed nut* for mariposa. So I guess you have a forged nut (not "cold pressed", of course, if it is forged)


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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Heathcliff

John Dawson
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21 mins
"Forged butterfly nuts"


Explanation:
On a machinery description, and if there's no mention of "valves" (butterfly valves), it applies only to "forged butterfly nut" (tuerca de mariposa forjada).

Ivan Sanchez
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 168

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John Dawson
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