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Translation from one language to another can lead to some puzzling or hilarious word choices, particularly if the translator doesn't have a good idiomatic grasp of both languages.
Years ago most Japanese instruction books for things like cameras and automobile owner's manuals and shop manuals were translated for the English speaking market by Japanese nationals who "knew" English. The results were often extremely strange word choices and several reading were needed to figure out what was being described.
A classic example of this in the bicycle industry was the Hozan bottom bracket lock ring wrench that had the term "Rock Ring Wrench" cast into it's handle.