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Hi,
tomorrow I´ll have to explain my customer what a "Octanorm system" is, so I found on internet this interesting description http://www.spec-net.com.au/press/0311/oct_300311.htm

The problem is, that I don´t understand what do they mean by : "sided pole ". I had a look at the dictionary and it seems that "pole" is a kind of metal bar but I am not sure.
Could you please check the link ? There is a picture as well.

I would like to explain my customer this way: "The O.S is made by 8 white panels divided by sided poles"?

Thank you in advance
Pamela
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Pamela81eight-sided pole
Extra information.

This is one of those expressions where we use the -ed ending in an unusual way - not for forming a past tense.

leg > legged > an eight-legged spider ~ a spider with eight legs ~ a spider that has eight legs
arm > armed > an ten-armed monster ~ a monster with ten arms ~ a monster that has ten arms
head > headed > a three-headed dog ~ a dog with three heads ~ a dog that has three heads

side > sided > an eight-sided pole ~ a pole with eight sides ~ a pole that has eight sides

A triangle is three-sided.
A pentagon is five-sided.
An octagon is eight-sided.

CJ
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8-sided pole = 8-faced post
Hope it helps.

Miclego29

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Emotion: smile haha definetely yes . Thanks

Are you a stand builder?

Regards
Pamela
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CalifJim Pamela81eight-sided poleExtra information.This is one of those expressions where we use the -ed ending in an unusual way - not for forming a past tense.leg > legged > an eight-legged spider ~ a spider with eight legs ~ a spider that has eight legsarm > armed > an ten-armed monster ~ a monster with ten arms ~ a monster that has ten armshead > headed > a three-headed dog ~ a dog with three heads ~ a dog that has three headsside > sided > an eight-sided pole ~ a pole with eight sides ~ a pole that has eight sidesA triangle is three-sided.A pentagon is five-sided.An octagon is eight-sided.CJ
Thank you CJ,

you are always very clear.

Regards,
Pamela
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