traviesa

traviesa
feminine noun
1. (on a railroad) 
a. tie (United States) 
Las traviesas tradicionalmente eran de madera, pero hoy en día el cemento se utiliza ampliamente.Ties were traditionally made of wood, but concrete is now widely used.
b. sleeper (United Kingdom) 
En el Reino Unido, las traviesas de plástico son menos comunes que las de madera.In the United Kingdom, plastic sleepers are less common than wood sleepers.
2. (construction) 
a. crossbeam 
Estas dos traviesas sostienen el techo.These two crossbeams support the roof.
traviesa
Noun
1. (railroad) 
a. sleeper (United Kingdom) 
b. tie (United States) 
2. (construction) 
a. crossbeam, tie beam 
traviesa
1 (Archit) (viga) crossbeam
2 (Ferro) sleeper; tie; (EEUU)
3 (Minería) cross gallery
4
fuimos (a) campo traviesa we went across country
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