spännare (for securing loads/cargo)

English translation: tensioners

Swedish term or phrase:spännare (for securing loads/cargo)
English translation:tensioners
Entered by: Sven Petersson

04:15 Feb 5, 2018
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Swedish term or phrase: spännare (for securing loads/cargo)
From a description of a protective sheet for cargo on ships/trucks/etc.

"Duken spänns jämnt över hela lasten med fastsydda surrningsband och spännare."
"Vid lossning lossar man spännarna och drar duken till ändan."

Is it fair to say "spännare" is what we would call a ratchet (i.e., the item in this picture that is not the strap or hooks: https://c1.rt-static.com/images/products/keeper-1-ratchet-st...

I ask because, technically, it seems that other things besides a ratchet could be used to "spänna" a strap. But I don't know of a broader term than "ratchet" for this concept.

G. L.
United States
Local time: 23:38
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Sven Petersson
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4 +3tensioners
Sven Petersson



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Sven Petersson
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