fermeture à coquille

19:56 Oct 19, 2015
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
French term or phrase: fermeture à coquille
Some kind of lock on packages to be transported - can't find this term yet. Anyone help?
Anna Morvern
Local time: 10:40

Summary of answers provided
2 +1clamshell closure
Sheri P
3 -1Restriction on molluscs
Sharon Ingram



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Restriction on molluscs

A restriction on the fishing of molluscs echoes somewhat your idea of restricting transport?

Example sentence(s):
  • 'La pêche à la coquille Saint-Jacques en Bae de Seine est fermée depuis le 14 février par décision de l'administration, contre l'avis des professionnels'

Sharon Ingram
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:40
Native speaker of: English
Notes to answerer
Asker: No! Definitely nothing of this sort. As MCHD says, where is the link with a closure / clasp etc.? It's clear that this is a type of fastening and that its shape / mechanism etc. is somehow like a "coquille", rather than the translation having anything to do with literal molluscs etc.!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  mchd: où se trouve le rapport avec un système de fermeture ??
9 hrs
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clamshell closure

A fair number of hits for this term on the www. Not sure if any are relevant to your particular context.

Development and Testing of the Blanton Clamshell Closure for use on Radioactive Material Packaging Drums

Clamshell closure for metal drum

Sheri P
United States
Local time: 05:40
Native speaker of: English
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, if I hadn't found a direct match I would have gone with something like "hinged closure" as that suggests the clam shape but if there is an actual term "clamshell closure" that may well fit. Off to Google and see if it fits my context...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ormiston: clam is used to describe hinged mobile phone cases
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, ormiston
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