espuelas is the plural form of espuela.
1. (horseback riding)
El vaquero le clavó las espuelas al caballo para que galopara más rápido.The cowboy dug his spurs into his horse to make him gallop faster.
2. (business) (Latin America)
Aunque no fue entrevistado para el puesto, se lo ofrecieron a Cristobal por su increíble espuela.Although he didn't interview for the position, Cristobal was offered a job for his incredible skill in business.
No tiene experiencia en política, pero espera que su espuela le ayude a ganar las elecciones.He has no experience in politics, but he's hoping that his business acumen will help him win the election.
1. (en el talón)
tomar la espuelato have one for the road
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