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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. (off of a roadway)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. shoulder
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Una línea blanca separa la carretera del arcén en esta zona.A white line separates the road from the shoulder in this area.
b. berm
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El conductor paró el coche en el arcén porque se le había pinchado una rueda.The driver stopped the car on the berm because he got a flat tire.
c. hard shoulder (United Kingdom)
En el arcén de la autovía había restos de un accidente.There were remains of an accident on the hard shoulder of the dual carriageway.
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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)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. hard shoulder (United Kingdom)
b. shoulder
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
1 [de autopista] hard shoulder; [de carretera] verge; berm; (EEUU)
arcén de servicio service area
2 (borde) border; edge; brim; [de muro] curb; curbstone
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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