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masculine noun
1. horse (animal)
  • montar a caballo -> to ride
  • a caballo -> on horseback
  • estar a caballo entre dos cosas (figurative) -> to be halfway between two things
  • vive a caballo entre Madrid y Bruselas -> she lives part of the time in Madrid and part of the time in Brussels
  • a caballo regalado no le mires el diente (Prov) -> don't look a gift horse in the mouth
  • caballo de batalla -> bone of contention; (dificultad, escollo) hobbyhorse (objetivo, obsesión)
  • caballo de carreras -> racehorse
  • caballo de Troya -> Trojan Horse
2. knight (pieza de ajedrez)
3. = card in Spanish deck with a picture of a knight, equivalent to queen in standard deck
4. (Tec)
  • caballo (de fuerza o de vapor) -> horsepower
5. smack, horse (informal) (heroína)
6. (sport)
  • caballo con arcos -> pommel horse
  • caballo sin arcos -> vaulting horse

caballo [cah-bahl-lyo]
1. Horse. (m)
  • Caballo padre, a stallion, stone horse. Caballo de monta -> or silla, saddle horse
  • Caballo de carga, packhorse. Caballo castrad -> or capado, gelding
  • Caballo de coche -> coachhorse
  • Caballo de guerra -> charger
  • Caballo de caza, hunter. Caballo de carrer -> or corredor, racer, racehorse
  • Caballo desorejado -> cropped horse
  • Caballo de alquiler -> hack, hackney
  • Caballo de tiro -> draught-horse
  • Caballo de vaivén, rocking horse. Las cosas andan a caball -> (Cono Sur), the price of things is sky-high
  • Pararle el caballo a uno -> (Mex.) to be stupid; caballo bayo dorado, bright bay horse
  • Caballo moro -> piebald horse
  • Caballo pardo -> gray horse
  • Caballo desbocado -> runaway horse
  • Caballo de buena boca -> (Met.) A person who accommodates himself readily to circumstances
  • Caballo de palo -> 1. (Coll.) Any vessel fit for sea. 2. (Vulg.) Rack for criminals. 3. (Tannery) Tanner’s beam. Caballo marino. 2. Pipefish, seahorse. 3. Figure on horseback, equivalent to the queen, at cards. 4. Trestle, bench on which planks or boards are laid for masons and plasterers to work on. 5. Knight in the game of chess. A caballo, on horseback. Caballos, horses, cavalry, mounted soldiers. 6. Bubo, tumor in the groin. V. POTRO. 7. Thread which ravels others. 8. Barren rook in a vein (mining). Huir a uña de caballo, to have a hairbreadth escape; to extricate oneself from difficulty by prudence and energy. Echarle a uno el caballo de cara, (Coll.) to upbraid roughly. A caballo regalado no le mires el diente, you must not look a gift horse in the mouth. Una dosis de caballo, a huge dose, a massive dose. 9. (Mech.) Caballo de vapor, a dynamic unit which represents the force necessary to raise seventy-five kilograms one meter in one second.
  • Caballo de fuerza -> horsepower
  • Un motor de 18 caballos -> an 18 horsepower engine
  • Caballo de Troya -> (Inform.) "Trojan Horse"

1 (animal) horse
a caballo: una mujer a caballo a woman on horseback o riding a horse; vino a caballo he came on horseback; he rode here; me gusta montar a caballo I like (to go) horse riding; paseo a caballo (horse) ride; tropas de a caballo mounted troops
de caballo huge; massive
una dosis de caballo a huge dose; a massive dose; una depresión de caballo a terrible depression; a really deep depression
a caballo entre
Andalucía, a caballo entre oriente y occidente Andalusia, halfway between the east and the west
está a caballo entre el neoclacisismo y el romanticismo
vivo a caballo entre Madrid y Barcelona I spend my time between Madrid and Barcelona; I spend half my time in Madrid, half in Barcelona
como caballo desbocado rashly; hastily
ir a mata caballo to go at breakneck speed; go like the clappers (familiar)
a caballo regalado no le mires el diente don't look a gift horse in the mouth
caballo blanco white knight
caballo de batalla
han convertido el asunto en su caballo de batalla personal the issue has become their hobbyhorse; esto se convirtió en el caballo de batalla de la reunión this became the bone of contention in the meeting
caballo de carga packhorse
caballo de carreras racehorse
caballo de caza hunter
caballo de guerra warhorse; charger
caballo de manta caballo de silla saddle horse
caballo de tiro carthorse; plough horse; plow horse; (EEUU)
Caballo de Troya Trojan horse
2 (Ajedrez) knight; (Naipes) equivalent of queen in the Spanish pack of cards
3 (Mecánica) (also caballo de fuerza, caballo de vapor) horsepower
un motor de 100 caballos a 100 horsepower engine; ¿cuántos caballos tiene este coche? what horsepower is this car?; what's this car's horsepower?; un dos caballos a 2CV
caballo de vapor decimal metric horsepower
4 (Dep)
caballo con arcos pommel horse; side horse
caballo de saltos vaulting horse; long horse
5 [de carpintero] sawhorse; sawbuck; (EEUU)
6 (heroína) smack (muy_familiar); sugar (muy_familiar)

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