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caballo
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
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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