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Spanish term or phrase:guardacabos
English translation:thimble
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05:42 Sep 16, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: guardacabos
When you do mountain-climbing or work at great heights, what do you call this part of your harness?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:27
Thimble
Explanation:

"Thimble" is the term you can find in Robb's dictionary. I'm copying a text for reference.

Good luck!


"Everyone working near the edge should be tied in with a tether. An adjustable unit, referred to as a Quick Attachment Safety or QAS in the cave rescue community, uses a personal ascender of your choice and a locking carabiner. It can be made using 2.1 m. (7') of 8 mm. cord and 1.1 m. (43") of 6 mm. cord. Tie an overhand knot near one end of the 8 mm. Pass the running end of the cord through the bottom of an ascender, back through the overhand knot forming a noose hitch. Secure this hitch with a double overhand knot around the standing part. At the other end form a bight fitted around a nylon rope thimble. Tie a double overhand bend around the standing part but leave a tail. This version of a noose hitch will tighten on the thimble holding it in place. With a bight from the 6 mm. cord tie a three wrap Prusik hitch around longer 8 mm. cord. This will allow length adjustment of the unit. Connect the loose ends of the 6 mm. cord by a double overhand bend to the tail of the 8 mm. cord."
(http://www.basarc.org/papers/roperescue/safety_officer.html)
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David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 19:27
Grading comment
Gracias David, también tenía esto en el diccionario, pero con acepción marítima. No sabía que se podía emplear así.
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David Meléndez Tormen


  

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Thimble


Explanation:

"Thimble" is the term you can find in Robb's dictionary. I'm copying a text for reference.

Good luck!


"Everyone working near the edge should be tied in with a tether. An adjustable unit, referred to as a Quick Attachment Safety or QAS in the cave rescue community, uses a personal ascender of your choice and a locking carabiner. It can be made using 2.1 m. (7') of 8 mm. cord and 1.1 m. (43") of 6 mm. cord. Tie an overhand knot near one end of the 8 mm. Pass the running end of the cord through the bottom of an ascender, back through the overhand knot forming a noose hitch. Secure this hitch with a double overhand knot around the standing part. At the other end form a bight fitted around a nylon rope thimble. Tie a double overhand bend around the standing part but leave a tail. This version of a noose hitch will tighten on the thimble holding it in place. With a bight from the 6 mm. cord tie a three wrap Prusik hitch around longer 8 mm. cord. This will allow length adjustment of the unit. Connect the loose ends of the 6 mm. cord by a double overhand bend to the tail of the 8 mm. cord."
(http://www.basarc.org/papers/roperescue/safety_officer.html)

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 19:27
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 475
Grading comment
Gracias David, también tenía esto en el diccionario, pero con acepción marítima. No sabía que se podía emplear así.
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