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English translation: crenellated/battlemented

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Spanish term or phrase:almenado
English translation:crenellated/battlemented
Entered by: Sarah Brenchley
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07:25 Sep 27, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: almenado
the existence of an almendado in the direction of the longitudinal shear

This is in a text on structured concrete.
Linebyline
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:20
crenellated/battlemented
Explanation:
From French 'créneler' = to crown a brick wall with loop-holes (gun openings). Medieval castles had crenellated walls for defence.
Later it has assumed the general meaning of being 'teethed'/'grooved'.
and the technique has been used for decorative achitectural purposes
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 04:20
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Summary of answers provided
nacrenalated (American English), crenallated (British English)
Sarah Brenchley
nashear key or keywayAlvin Adams, Jr
nacrenellation, indentation, groove or slot
Yolanda Broad
nacrenellated/battlemented
Mats Wiman


  

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crenellated/battlemented


Explanation:
From French 'créneler' = to crown a brick wall with loop-holes (gun openings). Medieval castles had crenellated walls for defence.
Later it has assumed the general meaning of being 'teethed'/'grooved'.
and the technique has been used for decorative achitectural purposes


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 15
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Thanks!

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Yolanda Broad
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1 hr
crenellation, indentation, groove or slot


Explanation:
The noun form (almenado is a nominalized adjectif, in your context), would be *crenellation, but I don't think one would identify this feature on structured concrete as crenellation. How about phrasing it as: *it was grooved in the direction of....*


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    The Oxford Superlex
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 22:20
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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3 hrs
shear key or keyway


Explanation:
The text seems to be referring to a keyway, which is a type of construction joint between lifts, or pours, of concrete that, from the side, resembles a crenellation. The purpose of the keyway is to distribute shear stresses evenly, and it can be used in horizontal or vertical structures. It is also called a shear key. See the link below.

Good luck!!
AA


    Reference: http://www.graniterock.com/tn722.htm
Alvin Adams, Jr
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4 hrs
crenalated (American English), crenallated (British English)


Explanation:
This is how the Oxford SUPERLEX treanslates it. Good luck.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 04:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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