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feminine noun
1. span (palmo)
2. fourth (gear) (automobiles)
  • meter (la) cuarta -> to go into fourth (gear)

cuarta [coo-ar’-tah]
1. Fourth, fourth part; a quarter. (f)
2. Quadrant, fourth part of a circle. (f)
3. Quarter point of the compass. (Nautical) (f)
4. Sequence of four cards in the game of piquet. (f)
5. (Fen.) Quart, or carte. (n)
6. Palm, a handbreadth. (n)
7. Quart, a liquid measure. (n)
8. Quarter of a company of soldiers. (Military) (n)
9. A fourth. (Music) (n)
10. A piece of timber square in section. (n)
11. A guide mule. (Province; Provinicial) (n)
12. (Hex.) A sort of whip. (n)
13. (Cono Sur) Extra pair of oxen. (n)
14. Andar de la cuarta al pértigo, (Conso Sur), vivir a la cuarta, (Conso Sur. Mex.) to be on the bread line. (n)
1. Fourth, the ordinal of four.

1 (Matemáticas) quarter
2 (palmo) span
3 (Automóviles) fourth gear; fourth
meter la cuarta to go into fourth (gear); put it o the car into fourth (gear)
4 (Náutica) point of the compass; (of the compass)
5 (México) (látigo) a short whip used for horse-riding
6 (S. Cone) (Agr) extra pair of oxen
a la cuarta short of money
la situación económica nos trae a todos a la cuarta the economic situation has left us all broke o short of money; a fin de mes siempre andamos a la cuarta at the end of the month we're always short of money; es muy tacaño, nos tiene a todos a la cuarta he's very mean, we're crying out for money
andar de la cuarta al pértigo (S. Cone)
vivir a la cuarta (S. Cone) (México)
to be on the bread line

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