alcoolodrome

English translation: alcohol storage area

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French term or phrase:alcoolodrome
English translation:alcohol storage area

16:23 Jul 18, 2019
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Tech/Engineering - Food & Drink / bread-making
French term or phrase: alcoolodrome
This is the plan for a bread-making factory.

At a point between exiting the oven and being packed into trays, the bakery products pass through a "sas pulvé alcool" (where they are presumably sprayed with alcohol).

Located relatively close to this point is a "local alcoolodrome" to the edge of the central production hall in a similar position to other storage and utility areas.

I can only presume this is where the alcohol is stored, but I am unable to understand the use of the prefix "-drome". Can anyone shed some light?

Do note that the document is not perfect in terms of spelling or punctuation.

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Thomas Miles
France
Local time: 15:19
alcohol storage area
Explanation:
I've put a 3 because this is an educated guess based on your comments about other storage areas.

There are quite a few French words ending in "-drome". It probably started with "hippodrome", and then spread to things like "aérodrome" and "vélodrome".

It basically means "a place where". I'm not sure, but it might have humorous connotations - I like "baisodrome":
https://www.listesdemots.net/f/d/5/motsfinissantdrome.htm

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Note added at 12 mins (2019-07-18 16:36:01 GMT)
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It's from the Greek dromos, meaning "course" or "running".
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alcohol storage area


Explanation:
I've put a 3 because this is an educated guess based on your comments about other storage areas.

There are quite a few French words ending in "-drome". It probably started with "hippodrome", and then spread to things like "aérodrome" and "vélodrome".

It basically means "a place where". I'm not sure, but it might have humorous connotations - I like "baisodrome":
https://www.listesdemots.net/f/d/5/motsfinissantdrome.htm

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Note added at 12 mins (2019-07-18 16:36:01 GMT)
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It's from the Greek dromos, meaning "course" or "running".

philgoddard
United States
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Thanks for your help.
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Asker: Exactly what I was thinking.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Victoria Britten: Yes: "local" and "-drome" both have the same function, but it seems that may well be down to linguistic unawareness on the part of the document's writer.
4 hrs

agree  Kevin Oheix: If we consider that this "alcoolodrome" is a place dedicated to store alcohol/the hard stuff, which I also think is the case here.
6 hrs
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