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tjuvbromsa

English translation: inadvertent/unintended braking

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Swedish term or phrase:tjuvbromsa
English translation:inadvertent/unintended braking
Entered by: Shawn Champion
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14:51 Dec 1, 2010
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / railway
Swedish term or phrase: tjuvbromsa
Varmgångar och tjuvbromsar kan leda till urspårning.

Is this simply incorrect braking?
Shawn Champion
Sweden
Local time: 22:00
inadvertent braking
Explanation:
Unintentional braking.
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George Hopkins
Local time: 22:00
Grading comment
thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5 +1inadvertent brakingGeorge Hopkins
Summary of reference entries provided
Prior KudoZ answer
Charles Ek

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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
inadvertent braking


Explanation:
Unintentional braking.

George Hopkins
Local time: 22:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 124
Grading comment
thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Transcrit: the application of brakes in the absence of a legitimate braking command from the driver
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13 mins
Reference: Prior KudoZ answer

Reference information:
A prior KudoZ answerer suggested "unintentionally applied brakes" for "tjuvbroms":
http://www.proz.com/kudoz/swedish_to_english/engineering_gen... See also this at http://blogg.aftonbladet.se/lokforardagar/2009/03/1163258

"Vad är tjuvbroms? Det är när bromsen ligger an på en (eller flera) axel utom förarens kontroll. Det kan utvecklas en enorm värme beroende på hur hårt bromsen ligger på, vilket kan resultera i brand, urspårning och all möjlig skit."

I would use the same here.

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Note added at 14 mins (2010-12-01 15:06:12 GMT)
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Bad echo today over here on this side of the pond. :-)

Charles Ek
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 23
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