carambola

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carambola(
kah
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rahm
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boh
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lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (billiards)
a. carom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Se nota que Juan lleva años jugando al billar porque sabe hacer carambolas.You can tell Juan has been playing billiards for years because he can hit a carom.
b. cannon (United Kingdom)
El profesional me enseñó cómo agarrar el taco para golpear las dos bolas de billar en una carambola.The professional taught me how to hold the cue to hit the two billiard balls and make a cannon.
2. (collision)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. pileup
Una carambola entre cuatro carros en la carretera nos dejó atascados durante horas.A pileup of four cars on the highway had us stuck in traffic for hours.
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carambola
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. cannon
2. (fig)
a.
de o por carambolaby a (lucky) fluke
¡carambolas!good heavens!
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carambola
(Billar) (juego) billiards
singular
; (s)
(golpe) cannon; carom; (EEUU)
¡carambolas! (Latinoamérica) hell! (familiar); wow! (familiar)
por carambola by fluke
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