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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (bridle around the head of an animal)
a. halter
El gaucho le puso un cabestro al caballo y lo llevó al establo.The gaucho put a halter on the horse and led it to the stable.
2. (docile animal)
a. leading ox
El cabestro era grande y hermoso pero a la vez muy manso.The leading ox was a large, handsome creature but it was also very docile.
b. bell-ox
Los toros seguían al cabestro.The bulls followed the bell-ox.
c. bullock
El cabestro ingresó al ruedo, seguido de dos toros.The bullock entered the bullring, followed by two bulls.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(dumb person)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. fool
Emilio, eres un cabestro. Quemaste la comida.Emilio, you're a fool. You've burned the food.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cuerda)
a. halter
2. (animal)
a. leading ox
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1 (brida) halter
llevar a algn del cabestro to lead sb by the nose
2 (buey) leading ox; bell-ox
3 (cornudo) cuckold; (lerdo) thickie (familiar)
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