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ballast(
bah
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luhst
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (nautical and ballooning)
a. el lastre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Discharge of the water that ships use as ballast can cause environmental problems.La descarga del agua que los barcos usan como lastre puede causar problemas medioambientales.
2. (layer of gravel or stone)
a. el balasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The ballast helps to stabilize the crossties and reduce vibration.El balasto ayuda a estabilizar los durmientes y a reducir la vibración.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (nautical)
a. lastrar
This invasive species was introduced via the water used to ballast cargo ships.Esta especie invasora se introdujo con el agua que se usa para lastrar los cargueros.
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ballast
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (nautical)
a. el lastre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (railroad)
a. el balasto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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ballast [ˈbæləst]
noun
(Náut) also lastre (m); (Ferro) balasto (m)
in ballast en lastre
transitive verb
(Náut) lastrar; (Ferro) balastar;
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