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feminine noun
1. iron (para planchar)
  • pasar la plancha a algo -> to give something a quick iron
  • odio la plancha -> I hate ironing
  • esas camisas necesitan una plancha -> those shirts need ironing
  • plancha de vapor -> steam iron
2. grill (para cocinar)
  • a la plancha -> grilled
3. plate (placa); sheet (de madera)
4. boob, blunder (informal) (metedura de pata)
5. dangerous tackle (en fútbol) (with studs showing)
6. plate (Imprenta) (with studs showing)
7. (al nadar)
  • hacer la plancha (with studs showing) -> to float on one's back

plancha [plahn’-chah]
1. Flatiron. (f)
2. Plate (lámina), a thin piece of metal, slab (losa). (f)
3. Iron (utensilio); ironing (acto); ironed clothes (ropa planchada). (f)
4. Press-up (ejercito). (f)
  • Plancha de acero -> steel plate
  • Plancha de cobre -> copper plate
  • Plancha eléctrica -> electric iron

1 (lámina) plate; sheet; (losa) slab; (Tipografía) plate; (Náutica) gangway; (Med) dental plate
hacer la plancha [+bañista] to float
2 (utensilio) iron; (acción) ironing; [de traje] pressing; (ropa para planchar) ironing
plancha a o de vapor steam iron
plancha eléctrica electric iron
3 (Culin) grill; (S. Cone) griddle pan
a la plancha grilled; pescado a la plancha grilled fish
4 (ejercicio) press-up
5 (error) bloomer (familiar)
hacer o tirarse una plancha to drop a clanger (muy_familiar); put one's foot in it
pasar plancha (S. Cone) to be embarrassed
6 (Dep) dive
entrada en plancha sliding tackle; lanzarse en plancha to dive (for the ball); cabecear en plancha to do a diving header

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