a red-hot poker

seitt

Senior Member
English/Welsh
Hi

Please, how can I say “a red-hot poker”? A poker is a long, thin piece of metal used to stir the coals in a fire.

Best

Simon
 
  • Reverence

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    While the purpose of a maşa is similar to that of a poker, they're not exactly the same thing. A maşa is essentially a big pair of tweezers and is operated as such. I'd suggest "kızgın demir" instead, especially if it's to be used metaphorically. In addition to iron itself, "demir" can also be used to name any metallic object that's used to poke or brand.
     

    spiraxo

    Senior Member
    turkey, turkish
    Gelberi is a tool similar to rake. Süngü (Eng. bayonet) fits perfectly. They both are used to pull and stir the coals in a fire.

    BTS
    süngü

    a. 1. ask. Tüfek namlusunun... 3. Isıtma kazanında kömürün karıştırılmasını sağlayan demir çubuk.
    Güncel Türkçe Sözlük

    :)
     
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