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U-bend

n
(Building) a U-shaped bend in a pipe or drain that traps water in the lower part of the U and prevents the escape of noxious fumes or vapours; trap
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U-bend

[ˈjuːbend] N (Brit) → codo m, curva f en U
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U-bend

n (in pipe) → U-Bogen m; (in road) → Haarnadelkurve f
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U-bend

[ˈjuːˌbɛnd] n (in pipe) → gomito
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Of course, the efficacy of U-bends and related topics have for centuries haunted the highly-strung sensibilities of British travellers.
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It is littered with potholes, U-bends, and every other hazard and obstacle you could think of.
I had to pick up sweaty underpants, I had to clean boots, I'd have 2p coins left under U-bends in toilets and if I didn't find them then I'd have to run round the track.
New to driving, she navigates very cautiously along the mountainous terrain of Masinagudi with its sharp U-bends and narrow paths, barely lit with street lights.
But technically speaking, they simply enlarge the plastic body and make a bigger evaporator, while the U-bends and cooling pipes remain smaller and give less cooling power.
Why not plumbers with wedding cakes designed to look like U-bends, firefighters with fire-engine cakes and police officers with baton-shaped puddings?
After discovering the varying results between methods of L-bend analysis, analysis of U-bends (or expansion loops) began.
But it was his work-mate - and another League club ex-trainee - who persuaded him to forget about u-bends and pipes and seize his second chance.
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Since the dreaded "active service" issue first surrounded Harry, the Army have done more U-bends than the plumbers at Wimpey Homes.