English translation: ram

22:31 Dec 20, 2005
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Other / police tactics
Swedish term or phrase: "kolv"
Text is describing different methods of deploying police in crowd control situations.
Full sentence reads:

Fortsatt kommer det att finnas möjlighet att placera en taktisk reserv som i en given situation kan användas som ”kolv”, och som vid en insats tillsammans med uppställningarna framför och bakom kan genomföra gripanden eller splittring vid en eventuell upplösning av folksamlingen.

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David Shannon
Local time: 07:34
English translation:ram
sounds like what the writer had in mind
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Local time: 07:34
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Many thanks!!
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5 +2ram
Michele Fauble



7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5

'... like a piston ...'

Michele Fauble
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sounds like what the writer had in mind

Local time: 07:34
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 42
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Many thanks!!

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agree  Lars Jelking
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agree  Rebecca Barath
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