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Spanish term or phrase:dique
English translation:dike
Entered by: Catherine Harrison
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00:33 Jul 17, 2005
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Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / electrical generator
Spanish term or phrase: dique
Machinery: "Verificar que el dique de los generadores de corriente eléctrica estén vacios y la válvula de descarga abierta".
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Henry Hinds
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4 +4dike
Henry Hinds

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Henry Hinds
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agree  TranslateThis
17 mins
  -> Gracias, Translate.

agree  paula13: Hi Henry, do you think they could also mean dam? Or does a dam always have to be big like the Hoover Dam?
1 hr
  -> Gracias, Paula, a dam can be of any dimensions, but this is a "dike".

agree  MPGS: :) ... :)
9 hrs
  -> Gracias, MPGS.

agree  Hector Aires: Dam es más bien "presa" o"represa" aunque también se usa dique con idéntico valor. No obstante haría falta algo más de contexto xq sinceramente vaciar una presa para trabajar sobre la máquina me parece descabellado; parece faltar una válvula de admisión.
14 hrs
  -> Gracias, Héctor, al parecer se trata de un dique de contención nada más.
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