cajón

cajón(
kah
-
hohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (furniture)
a. drawer
Yo guardo mis medias en el cajón de arriba de la cómoda.I keep my socks in the top drawer of the dresser.
2. (big box)
a. crate
Tuvimos que pedir diez cajones para empacar nuestras cosas cuando nos mudamos a la nueva casa.We had to order ten crates to pack our things when we moved to the new house.
3. (pall)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. coffin
Ya trajeron el cajón a la iglesia para el sepelio.They already brought the coffin to the church for the funeral.
b. casket
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Qué triste es cuando sacan el cajón del coche fúnebre al llegar al cementerio.It is so sad when they take the casket off the hearse at the cemetery.
4. (geography)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. ravine
Bajamos por el cajón en burros hasta llegar al arroyo.We descended the ravine on donkeys until we reached the river.
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cajón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de mueble)
a. drawer
2. (fig)
a.
cajón de sastremuddle, jumble
3. (fam fig)
a.
eso es de cajónthat goes without saying
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cajón
1 [de mueble] drawer
cajón de sastre
esta palabra es un cajón de sastre this is a catch-all term; esta sección es un cajón de sastre this section is a bit of a ragbag o mixed bag
2 (caja) big box; crate
cajón de embalaje crate; packing case
cajón de suspensión cajón hidráulico caisson
3 (México) (puesto) stall
cajón de ropa draper's (shop); dry-goods store; (EEUU)
4 (Dep)
cajón de salida starting gate
5
de cajón
eso es de cajón that goes without saying
6 (And) (S. Cone) (ataúd) coffin; casket; (EEUU)
7 (Latinoamérica) (Geografía) ravine
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