tanquilla

English translation: handhole

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Spanish term or phrase:tanquilla
English translation:handhole
Entered by: Sarah Brenchley

19:04 May 27, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: tanquilla
refers to road lighting

tapa de la tanquilla de alimentacion
Roseanne Gaspari
handhole
Explanation:
tanquilla, a term used widely in Venezuela, is a handhole, defined in Merriam-Webster's Third as: 2. a shallow form of manhole giving access to to a top row of ducts in an underground electrical system
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emos (X)
naconnection box which houses a meter or power supply, meter box, power source inspection cover
Sarah Brenchley


  

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connection box which houses a meter or power supply, meter box, power source inspection cover


Explanation:
It is a word used in Venezuela.

tapa de la tanquilla de alimentacion

In the case of a street light it is
probably: Inspection cover for the meter box or power supply.

It depends if the street light is triggered by a photo-electric cell or it has a timing mechanism.

Source:

[...] así tenemos tanquillas de CANTV (la telefónica local) que parece unos
escaparatitos (closets) en algunas esquinas, tanquillas de la EDC (la eléctrica local) que generalmente son subterraneas y alojan transformadores o cosas parecidas, [...]



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handhole


Explanation:
tanquilla, a term used widely in Venezuela, is a handhole, defined in Merriam-Webster's Third as: 2. a shallow form of manhole giving access to to a top row of ducts in an underground electrical system

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