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13:39 Mar 11, 2008
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: tendel
arcos de descarga, cuyos “tirantes” se han introducido previamente como una armadura en los tendeles de las primeras hiladas

My main concern here is the meaning of "tendel" but any other clarifications (e.g., tirante, armadura) are also welcome! Thanks.
Wesley Trobaugh
Local time: 12:09

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4 +1bed joint
Greg Hunt

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bed joint

I know this was a long, long time ago, but I only came across this question because the same word has popped up in my translation. Seeing as I think I've found the answer and no-one else put one forward...

The RAE has the following for tendel:

Capa de mortero o de yeso que se extiende sobre cada hilada de ladrillos al construir un muro, para sentar la siguiente


And the McGraw-Hill Science and Technology dictionary has the following for bed joint:

A horizontal layer of mortar on which masonry units are laid. One of the radial joints in an arch


Greg Hunt
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