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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. (castle cell)
a. dungeon
El prisionero escapó del calabozo mientras el guardia dormía.The prisoner escaped from the dungeon while the guard slept.
Encerraron a los traidores en el calabozo del castillo.The traitors were locked up in the castle dungeon.
2. (prison)
a. jail
El asesino pasará el resto de su vida en el calabozo.The murderer will spend the rest of his life in jail.
3. (prisoner accommodation)
a. cell
Durante una semana en los años 90, mi hermano compartió el calabozo con Carrasco.For a week in the 90s, my brother shared a cell with Carrasco.
b. cells
El joven detenido llamó a su abogado antes de que lo llevaran al calabozo.The young man who'd been arrested called his lawyer before being taken to the cells.
4. (military)
a. guardroom
Los policías militares detuvieron al soldado y lo llevaron al calabozo.The military police arrested the soldier and took him to the guardroom.
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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. (general)
a. cell
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
(prisión) prison; (celda) prison cell; (Mil) military prison; especialmente (Hist) dungeon;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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