Translation of caisson in Spanish:


cajón hidráulico, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkeɪˌsɑn/ /ˈkeɪs(ə)n/ /kəˈsuːn/


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    Building Technology
    cajón hidráulico masculine
    • These floats transported the great floating concrete caissons which formed the sea walls of the Mulberry Harbours.
    • He sailed to the raid in HMS Campbeltown and landed by jumping over the ship's bow onto the caisson to conduct demolition work ashore.
    • The port consisted of a series of caissons forming the outside wall, with various pontoons and jetties inside, mainly following the design of a bailey bridge (big meccano).
    • A massive 7,000-tonne concrete caisson has replaced the temporary steel coffer dam, and three cranes - one of ten tonnes, two of 25 tonnes - were transported across Five Basin to Nine Dock by floating crane.
    • Constructed of various concrete caissons and pontoons, the Mulberrys were the innovation that made the Normandy campaign following the D-Day landings possible.
    • The seal course at the bottom of the caissons is 8 m thick and required about 6,000 m³ of underwater concrete.
    • Rebar cages for the caissons were assembled remotely, moved on-site, and lowered into the hole at night; the hole was filled with concrete, leaving a cold joint at the top of the apron.
    • These were noticed first among men in new industrial applications: tunnelling below water and working in caissons.
    • It's a combined highway and transit construction project and requires drilling foundation caissons in areas with underground utilities.
    • The caisson has been constructed inside a ‘cofferdam’ - a box-like structure built of pilings and a concrete floor.
    • The buttresses rise from caisson caps, each covering six concrete caissons.
    • The 25-m - long x 10-m-wide caissons travelled on pontoons before being sunk into place.
    • The caissons were huge hollow reinforced concrete blocks that were floated across the channel and then sunk when in position.
    • Some 30 million ft of lumber and 1 million steel reinforcing rods supported the original Wacker Drive, with about 600 caissons excavated to an average of 95 ft.
    • Concrete grade beams spanning between the caissons were used to accommodate external envelope conditions and elevator pits.
    • The housing consists of prefabricated concrete caissons which are inset in the lagoon floor and contain service tunnels and machinery.
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    • 2.1(ammunition chest)

      cajón de municiones masculine
      • Graves were everywhere; dead soldiers and horses lay unburied; and destroyed wagons and caissons littered the area.
      • It was impossible to resist the line of World War I toys - including doughboys with fixed bayonets and artillery attached to caissons that were pulled by teams of horses.
      • It has also been speculated that the use of the color purple was adopted because of the use of purple heart wood from Brazil to make caissons for the artillery.
      • We saw the bronze of a Civil War general on horseback, soldiers hanging onto an artillery caisson clattering to his side.
      • While most of the army's accomplished horsemen served in the Cavalry, the Field Artillery used horses to draw its caissons, and officers needed to learn to ride adroitly.

    • 2.2(vehicle)

      cureña feminine