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    Question A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

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    Hello Again,
    "if the rope Gave way .." what does this sentence mean?
    I don't know exactly what the meaning of mentioned sentence is? and also the following words:
    Spring system
    Mashe!
    Ratchests
    Lift shaft
    Is it possible give me the source of dictionaries.
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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

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    Hello Again,
    "if the rope Gave way .." what does this sentence mean?
    I don't know exactly what the meaning of mentioned sentence is? and also the following words:
    Spring system
    Mashe!
    Ratchests
    Lift shaft
    Is it possible give me the source of dictionaries.
    "If the rope gave way" means "if the rope broke". Some of the other words are mangled. "Mashe" should probably be "mesh" and "Ratchests" should probably be "ratchets". If you can give us more context we can very likely give you further help.

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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    "If the rope gave way" means "if the rope broke". Some of the other words are mangled. "Mashe" should probably be "mesh" and "Ratchests" should probably be "ratchets". If you can give us more context we can very likely give you further help.
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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

    No attachment is visible to me. Could you please cut and paste the text into the body of a post?

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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

    It clearly says 'meshed'.

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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

    The lift works on the basis of a pulley-and-cable system to lift and lower the lift car.
    This is complemented by the spring and rachet(toothed wheel) system which kicks in whenever the tension of the cable reaches a minimum limit.
    The term 'the rope give way' is not correct. It is actually a switch-over from one system to another to give a smooth ride on the lift.

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    Re: A tough steel spring system which mashed with ratchets on either side of the lift

    My reading is that the spring and ratchet is a safety brake. If the rope (which is used for lifting and lowering) fails, then the springs would engage and halt the car, by forcing the ratchets out into the shaft.

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