feminine noun
1. (pointed stick) (South America) 
El pastor hizo avanzar la manada de ovejas puyándolas con una picana.The shepherd made the herd of sheep move by prodding them with a cattle prod.
b. goad 
A pesar de los puyazos que le daba el granjero con la picana, el buey no se movió.Despite the jabs the farmer gave it with the goad, the ox wouldn't move.
2. (torture instrument) 
El prisionero fue torturado con choques eléctricos aplicados por un encapuchado con una picana.The prisoner was tortured with electric shocks administered by a hooded man with an electric prod.
1. (general) 
a. goad (Latin America) 
(Latinoamérica) cattle prod; goad
picana eléctrica electric prod esp for torture; (esp for torture)
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