dipper basculante

Claxy87

Senior Member
Italian-Italy
#1
Hi everybody!
How can I translate "dipper basculante"? It is one of the accessories supplied with medical containers used to store and transfer liquid nitrogen. My attempt: "swinging dipper".
Thanks!
 

Benzene

Senior Member
Italian from Italy
#2
Ciao Claxy87!

Il mio suggerimento è il seguente:

"dipper basculante" = "balancing dipper".

Bye,

Benzene
 

CephasInRome

Senior Member
English-United States
#3
I think the right idea is "swivel" or "tipping": it's attached at two opposite sides by two pins, which allow it to be tipped with a single motion of the hand, but only forward-backward, so that once you've positioned it in from of the receptacle, it will not spill in any other direction, but will allow the liquid to flow only in the direction in which it can swivel, thus offering a more secure way of pouring a potentially dangerous liquid.

Thus, my suggestion: basculante = swivel-, swiveling, tipping.[

Thanks benzyene; I'm following the instructions in your "tag-line"! ;)
QUOTE=Benzene;11433975]Ciao Claxy87!

Il mio suggerimento è il seguente:

"dipper basculante" = "balancing dipper".

Bye,

Benzene[/QUOTE]
 
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