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carraca

carraca
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (sports)
a. rattle
Los aficionados de los dos equipos de fútbol hacían sonar sus carracas y sus bocinas.The fans from the two soccer teams sounded their rattles and horns.
2. (musical instrument)
a. ratchet
Una vez tuve que tocar la carraca en una obra de Richard Strauss.I once had to play the ratchet on a piece by Richard Strauss.
b. noisemaker
El percusionista usaba campanas, carracas y otros instrumentos inusuales.The percussionist used bells, noisemakers, and other unusual instruments.
3. (mechanics)
a. ratchet
Desatornillarás las tuercas mucho más rápido con una llave de carraca.You'll unscrew the bolts much faster with a ratchet wrench.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dilapidated machine)
a. wreck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esta tele es una carraca. A ver cuándo compras una nueva.This TV is a wreck. You should get a new one.
b. clunker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No puedo ejecutar este juego en mi carraca de PC.I can't run this game on my clunker PC.
c. beater
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(car)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Piensas irte de vacaciones en esta vieja carraca?Are you planning to go on vacation in this old beater?
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carraca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (instrumento)
a. rattle
2. (cosa vieja)
a. old crock
carraca
1 (Música) (Dep) rattle
2 (vehículo viejo) (coche) banger (familiar); jalopy (familiar); (barco) tub
3 (Técnica) ratchet brace
4
echar carraca (And) to lie
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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