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espada
feminine noun
1. sword (arma)
  • estar entre la espada y la pared to be between the devil and the deep blue sea
  • ser una espada de dos filos o de doble filo to be a double-edged o two-edged sword
  • la espada de Damocles the sword of Damocles
  • el pago de la hipoteca era una espada de Damocles para la familia the family always had the mortgage payments hanging over them
2. = any card in the “espadas” suit
  • espadas = suit in Spanish deck of cards, with the symbol of a sword
masculine noun
3. matador (bullfighting)
adjective
also:
  • pez espada swordfish
espada
1 (arma) sword
poner a algn a espada to put sb to the sword
estar hecho una espada to be as thin as a rake o rail; (EEUU)
estar entre la espada y la pared to be between the devil and the deep blue sea
la espada de Damocles the Sword of Damocles
2 espadas (Naipes) one of the suits in the Spanish card deck, represented by a sword
note See culture box in entry baraja.
(Taur) matador; bullfighter
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