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calibre
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calibre(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (weaponry)
a. caliber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El rifle M1 Garand es un calibre .30.The M1 Garand rifle has a .30 caliber.
b. calibre (United Kingdom)
Según el perito, la víctima fue asesinada con una pistola calibre .22.According to the expert witness, the victim was shot with a .22 calibre pistol.
c. gauge
¿Cuál era el calibre de los cañones antiaéreos alemanes?What was the gauge of the German anti-aircraft cannons?
d. gage
Estas balas son del calibre equivocado. El revólver Colt es calibre .45.These bullets are the wrong gage. The Colt revolver is a .45.
e. bore
La Marina adquirió cañones de mayor calibre para los buques de guerra.The Navy bought cannons of a larger bore for the battleships.
2. (diameter)
a. caliber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Las cañerías de calibre pequeño tienden a taparse.Pipes of a small caliber tend to get blocked up.
b. calibre (United Kingdom)
Medí el calibre del tubo con una cinta métrica.I measured the calibre of the pipe with a measuring tape.
c. gauge
El cerco fue hecho con un alambrado de calibre fino.The fence was made with a wire netting of thin gauge.
d. gage
Compra alambrado de calibre grueso.Buy wire netting of a thick gage.
e. bore
"Necesitamos un cilindro de un calibre mayor," dijo el plomero."We need a cylinder of a greater bore," said the plummer.
3. (degree of excellence)
a. caliber
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Shakespeare y Cervantes fueron escritores del mismo calibre para los idiomas inglés y español.Shakespeare and Cervantes were writers of the same caliber in English and Spanish.
b. calibre (United Kingdom)
En esta ópera jamás cantó un cantante del calibre de Pavarotti.Never has a singer of the calibre of Pavarotti sung in this opera house.
c. class
Es vergonzoso que una actriz de su calibre jamás haya ganado un Óscar.It's shameful that an actress of her class has never won an Oscar.
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calibre
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (diámetro; de pistola)
a. caliber
2. (de alambre)
a. gauge
3. (de tubo)
a. bore
4. (instrumento)
a. gauge
5. (tamaño)
a. size
6. (importancia)
a. importance, significance
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calibre
1 (diámetro) [de bala, proyectil, casquillo] calibre; caliber; (EEUU) [de pistola, rifle, cañón] calibre; bore; [de tubo, conducto, tornillo] calibre
de alto o gran o grueso calibre large-bore; de bajo o pequeño calibre small-bore; casquillos del calibre 9 parabellum .9 Parabellum cases; nunca he visto un coche de tal calibre I've never seen such a massive car
2 (importancia) calibre
no tenemos un poeta del calibre de Lorca we do not have a poet of the calibre of Lorca; tienen problemas de gran calibre they have problems of a serious nature
3 (S. Cone)
palabras de grueso calibre rude words; crude language
singular
; (s)
un chiste de grueso calibre a crude joke
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