masculine noun
1. (animal) 
a. turtle 
Silvia tiene como mascotas un galápago y otros reptiles.Silvia has a turtle and other reptiles as pets.
En esta sección del acuario podrán ver varios galápagos.In this section of the aquarium you'll see several freshwater turtles.
2. (horseback riding) 
Carlitos está aprendiendo cómo ponerle un galápago a un caballo.Carlitos is learning how to put a light saddle on a horse.
El galápago no quedó bien ajustado y Tania casi se cae del caballo.The sidesaddle wasn't adjusted properly, and Tania almost fell off the horse.
3. (cycling) 
¿Sabes dónde puedo comprar un buen galápago para mi bicicleta?Do you know where I could buy a good racing saddle for my bike?
4. (piece of metal) 
a. ingot 
Los galápagos en la bodega del barco sirvieron de lastre durante la tempestad.The ingots in the hold of the ship served as ballast during the storm.
5. (architecture) 
a. tile mold (United States) 
El techador utilizó sus propio galápagos para hacer tejas de barro.The roofer used his own tile molds to make terracotta tiles.
b. tile mould (United Kingdom) 
Las tejas de las casas del pueblo se hacían poniendo barro en galápagos de madera.The tiles for the houses in the town were made by putting mud in wooden tile moulds.
1. (general) 
a. turtle 
1 (tortuga) freshwater turtle
2 (molde) tile mould; tile mold; (EEUU)
3 (Técnica) ingot; pig
4 (montura) light saddle; (Latinoamérica) (montura de lado) sidesaddle
5 [de bicicleta] racing saddle
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