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THREE-LEG DERRICK [1 record]

Record 1 1999-10-15

English

Subject field(s)
  • Derricks (Construction Sites)
DEF

A hoisting machine in the form of a tripod with a windlass, pulleys, and ropes.

CONT

Gin type of derrick used in lowering water pipe.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Derricks et mâts (Chantiers)
CONT

Le plus simple des systèmes de suspension, hors les accrochages à des charpentes ou bâtiments existants, est la chèvre tripode; c'est une pyramide à base triangulaire, [...] au sommet de laquelle on peut pendre un palan ou une poulie de retour ou une moufle, combinée avec un treuil solidaire d'un des pieds ou indépendant de la chèvre [...]

Spanish

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