el centinela
-the sentry
See the entry for centinela.


el centinela, la centinela(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (military)
a. sentry
El centinela vigilaba la entrada al campamento militar.The sentry guarded the entrance to the military encampment.
b. guard
Dos centinelas custodiaban a los detenidos para que no se escaparan.Two guards watched over the prisoners to stop them escaping.
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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)
a. sentry
(Mil) sentry; guard
estar de centinela to be on guard; hacer centinela to keep watch; be on the look-out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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