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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (passage)
a. corridor
Estas cinco habitaciones abrían a la crujía, de cuyas paredes colgaban los retratos de los antepasados de la familia.These five rooms opened into the corridor, from whose walls the family's ancestors' portraits hung.
b. gallery
La pila bautismal está situada en la crujía de la catedral.The baptismal font is placed in the cathedral gallery.
2. (architecture)
a. space (between two bearing walls)
El arquitecto colocó la chimenea en la crujía diseñada a tal fin.The architect placed the chimney in the space that had been designed to that end.
3. (medicine)
a. ward
La noche de la tragedia, las crujías del hospital rebosaban de heridos y moribundos.The night of the tragedy, the hospital wards were overflowing with the injured and the dying.
4. (nautical)
a. midship gangway
Desde la crujía del barco, hay la misma distancia a babor y a estribor.From the midship gangway there's the same distance to port and starboard.
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(Archit) corridor; gallery; (Med) ward; (Náutica) midship gangway; [de cárcel] wing
pasar crujía to have a tough time of it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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