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espada
feminine noun
1. (general)
a. sword
Las armas de fuego han reemplazado las espadas en las guerras modernas. Firearms have replaced swords in modern warfare.
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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