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    Hi,
    The word "draw" has tens of meanings.
    I saw this expression on a tv show about the manufacturing of strong ropes.
    At some point of the production process, the rope is inserted into a machine on which there is a button with a label ''draw force''.
    I wonder if it means ''pulling force'' or ''tension force'', please?
    Thanks.
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    Do you think the button was pushed to put force or weight/tension on the rope? There should have been a meter then somewhere that told you the "draw force" if that is what they were measuring. I can't imagine another context for that expression. To draw can mean to pull, and it might be a measure of the amount of draw you could put on that robe before it came apart

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    Default Re: draw force

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Do you think the button was pushed to put force or weight/tension on the rope? There should have been a meter then somewhere that told you the "draw force" if that is what they were measuring. I can't imagine another context for that expression. To draw can mean to pull, and it might be a measure of the amount of draw you could put on that robe before it came apart
    Thanks a lot.
    That's my understanding too, but it's always very good to check it out with a native!
    Thanks again.

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