19:36 Jan 7, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: portapicas
Context is construction of effluent treatment plant in Spain. The word occurs in the following phrase: "Mecanismo de espesamiento y estructura portapicas...."

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Frank Johnson
United States
Local time: 12:46

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napick-holder or pick-carrier
Robert Dillon
nanada encontrado
Lia Fail (X)



21 hrs
nada encontrado

Couldn't locate the word: the only thing close was 'porta pica' in Italian, related to computers.

http://www.google.com/search?q=porta pica&hl=en&lr=&safe=act...

the only Spanish word that comes to mind is 'picaportas' which is door handle - hardly relevant.

Lia Fail (X)
Local time: 19:46
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PRO pts in pair: 1368

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3 days 4 hrs
pick-holder or pick-carrier

Just a guess really, but it seems like a
standard word formation (as in portafolios, portaminas, etc. etc.)

Robert Dillon
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