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
Noun
1. (arma) 
a. sword 
estar entre la espada y la paredto be between the devil and the deep blue sea
ser una espada de dos filos o de doble filoto be a double-edged o two-edged sword
la espada de Damoclesthe sword of Damocles
el pago de la hipoteca era una espada de Damocles para la familiathe family always had the mortgage payments hanging over them
2. (naipe) 
a. any card in the “espadas” suit 
espadassuit in Spanish deck of cards, with the symbol of a sword
3. (bullfighting) 
a. matador 
adjective
4. (general) 
pez espadaswordfish
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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