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parts interpreter

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parts interpreter (plural parts interpreters)

  1. (Australia, South Africa) Someone who sells replacement parts for motor vehicles.
    • 1981, South African Department of Information, South African Digest, page 12,
      Mrs Marie van der Merwe, hypermarket public relations officer, puzzles a parts interpreter at the other end of the “hot line” with a question: “Why hasn′t this black painted oil filter with the silver carburettor inlet on top got a part number on it.”
    • 1994 November 30, lindsay, “work and diabetes”, misc.health.diabetes, Usenet:
      I work full time as a parts interpreter, Its not physicly[sic] demanding but there is a fair bit of mental stress involved.
    • 2000 February 17, Paul, “Tensioner replacement”, alt.autos.toyota, Usenet:
      As a Toyota parts interpreter I have seen several that have failed shortly after the first timing belt replacement.
    • 2003 March 10, Tony Smith, “Surf Dies again. So does any credibility Biggus ever had!”, aus.cars.offroad, Usenet:
      Next I'll need an accurate description of the location and, if possible, the shape of the part in question. I make no claims in respect of skills as a parts interpreter so I'll need all the help I can get.