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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (weaponry)
a. butt
El sargento golpeó al soldado capturado en la frente con la culata de su rifle.The sergeant hit the captured soldier in the forehead with the butt of his rifle.
b. breech (of artillery)
La culata del cañón se desencajó tras disparar la primera ronda.The breech of the cannon dislodged after firing the first round.
2. (mechanics)
a. cylinder head
El mecánico reemplazó la culata.The mechanic replaced the cylinder head.
3. (anatomy)
a. hindquarters
¿Cuántos músculos componen la culata del caballo?How many muscles are in a horse's hindquarters?
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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. (de arma)
a. butt
2. (de animal)
a. hindquarters
3. (de motor)
a. cylinder head
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1 (Mecánica) [de fusil] butt; [de cañón] breech; [de cilindro] head
2 (Zoología) haunch; hindquarters
3 (parte trasera) rear; back
4 (S. Cone) (cobertizo) hut; shelter
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