solera

 
solera
feminine noun
1. (pole) 
a. prop 
El tejado del patio está construido sobre una solera.The patio's tile roof is built on a prop.
b. support 
Solo una buena solera soportará el peso del techo.Only a good support will hold the weight of the roof.
2. (slab) 
a. plinth 
La solera tiene que estar bien construida para soportar la columna.The plinth has to be well built in order to support the column.
3. (lowest part of a canal) 
a. bottom 
Me asomé y vi algo brillante en la solera del drenaje.I looked in and saw something bright at the bottom of the drain.
4. (custom) 
a. tradition 
La comida de este restaurante en Madrid tiene sus raices inmersos en la solera.I'd like to eat at a restaurant in Madrid that has its roots steeped tradition.
b. character 
El centro de la ciudad todavía tiene mucha solera de la época de independencia.The city's downtown still has a lot of character from the time of the independence.
5. (sidewalk's border) 
a. curb (United States) 
Me tropecé con la solera cuando me bajé del autobús escolar.I tripped over the sidewalk when I got off the school bus.
b. kerb (United Kingdom) 
El policía de tránsito me pidió que moviera el auto más cerca de la solera.The traffic cop asked me to move the car closer to the kerb.
solera
Noun
1. (tradición) 
a. tradition 
vino de soleravintage wine
2. (de acera) (Chile) 
a. curb (United Kingdom) 
b. curb (United States) 
solera
1 (tradición) tradition
este es país de solera celta this is a country with a long-established Celtic tradition; vino de solera vintage wine; es un barrio con solera it is a typically Spanish etc quarter; es de solera de médicos he comes from a line of doctors
2 (objeto) (de apoyo) prop; support; (para saltar) plinth
3 [de cuneta] bottom
4 (piedra de molino) lower millstone
5 (México) (baldosa) flagstone
6 (S. Cone) [de acera] kerb; curb; (EEUU)
Sherry does not have a specific vintage since it is a mixture of the vintages from different years; the solera method is used to ensure uniformity of quality. In the bodega (cellar) the casks are arranged in horizontal rows, with the bottom row, known as the solera, containing the oldest wine. When part of this is bottled, the casks are replenished with wine from the row immediately above, which in turn is refilled with wine from the next row, and so on.
note See culture box in entry jerez.
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