soporte piña

English translation: conical support piece

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Spanish term or phrase:soporte piña
English translation:conical support piece
Entered by: bigedsenior

22:47 Mar 11, 2019
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Spanish term or phrase: soporte piña
From a document from Mexico for translation to British or American English:

"...una base configurada para ensamblar cuatro patas; postes colocados sobre soportes piña..."

There is an associated drawing which shows a cross-shaped base with castors at the corners and on the top at the centre of the base the "soporte piña" is a collar that a post is inserted into, with various items of equipment then supported from the post.

The only things that strike me is that the collar is a sort of conical shape, that could resemble the top half of a pineapple with a central hole in it, and the post arrangement is a bit like how pineapples grow, but I don't know if either of these really has anything to do with the term...

Anyway, what would you call it in English?
BristolTEc
Ecuador
Local time: 18:46
conical support piece
Explanation:
Usually, piña refers to a pinion gear such as in rack and pinion. Some pinion gears are cone shaped and piña fits nicely for these

However, in this case, it is not a gear and it seems it derives its name, piña, from its shape of a pineapple, .or possible to conical pinion gears.
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conical support piece


Explanation:
Usually, piña refers to a pinion gear such as in rack and pinion. Some pinion gears are cone shaped and piña fits nicely for these

However, in this case, it is not a gear and it seems it derives its name, piña, from its shape of a pineapple, .or possible to conical pinion gears.

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