montacargas

See also: monta-cargas

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A semantic calque of French monte-charge, from monta (it lifts) +‎ cargas (loads).

NounEdit

montacargas m (plural montacargas)

  1. (UK) service lift, goods lift, cargo lift; (US) freight elevator, goods elevator, service elevator, cargo elevator (a lift designed to carry heavy goods in a place of business)

SpanishEdit

 
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A service lift

EtymologyEdit

A semantic calque of French monte-charge, from monta (it lifts) +‎ cargas (loads).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /montaˈkaɾɡas/, [mõn̪.t̪aˈkaɾ.ɣ̞as]

NounEdit

montacargas m (plural montacargas)

  1. (UK) service lift, goods lift, cargo lift; (US) freight elevator, goods elevator, service elevator, cargo elevator (a lift designed to carry heavy goods in a place of business)
  2. (Latin America) forklift, lift truck, jitney, fork truck (a small industrial vehicle with a power-operated fork-like pronged platform that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a load, often on pallets, to be lifted and moved)
    Synonyms: (Spain) carretilla elevadora, (Chile) grúa horquilla, (Spain, colloquial) toro, (Argentina, Uruguay) mula

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