I'm translating a document in which there is a mention of обрешетки used for preparing goods (medical equipment of large size) for shipment. This term derives from reshetka (решетка) - lattice, and means "custom-made frame of wooden planks built around a load destined for shipping". It's kind of a rough crate built around the product intended for shipping, not pre-made.

I wonder what the proper term in English might be. Multitran provides a long list of options, but without describing them much, so it's hard to distinguish.

There's a whole National Standard document in Russian that describes how these "frames" must be built, with many pictures. However, it provides the wrong translation there in English: "roof boarding" (because the same Russian term is also used for roof lattice).

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I'm submitting my translation in an hour, so I'll stick with descriptive "wooden frames" but I'd be glad to learn the formal term if it exists.

  • $\begingroup$ A framed pallet ? or reinforced pallet? $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike Mar 6 '20 at 10:37
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    $\begingroup$ This is ‘crate framing’ $\endgroup$ – morbo Mar 6 '20 at 17:45
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    $\begingroup$ +1 Crate Frame is what I’ve heard these called before but I don’t have a formal reference for this - only anecdotal, so not posting as a full answer. $\endgroup$ – Jonathan R Swift Mar 7 '20 at 12:00
  • $\begingroup$ "Roof boarding" is definitely the wrong translation. $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Mar 7 '20 at 17:56

The English term for this is definitely crate.

  • $\begingroup$ I would argue crates are generally fully enclosed. $\endgroup$ – morbo Mar 7 '20 at 11:03
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting, thank you! So even when they are not premade, but instead are built around a load to be shipped, they are crates. Curious how in Russian there are two terms and in English there's one $\endgroup$ – CopperKettle Mar 7 '20 at 14:34
  • $\begingroup$ @morbo Often they are, but they don't have to be. I looked up several dictionary definitions, and only one mentioned a fully enclosed box. $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Mar 7 '20 at 17:51
  • $\begingroup$ @CopperKettle Yes, most definitely! Most crates that I have seen when working in several industries were custom-made from wood. $\endgroup$ – Mike Waters Mar 7 '20 at 17:54

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