French to English tractions

Dictionary entry: tractions

DearPrudence

Dépêche Mod (AL mod)
Dictionary Editor
IdF
French (lower Normandy)
traction nf sport (levage du corps à l'aide des mains) (on beam)pull-up n
(on floor, UK)press-up n
(on floor)push-up n
Les pompes sont considérées comme des tractions.
These firefighters do push-ups every morning.
Also "chin-up"?
 
  • Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Pull-up = chin-up, yes, though I'd say it's on (or from) a bar, rather than a beam. Interesting that the term is so broad, though I do see how that could be so.
     

    MaineAttractive

    Member
    English-American
    Pull-ups are done with the palms facing away from you on the bar (traction en pronation); chin-ups are done with your palms facing the face (traction en supination).
     
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