el cerrojo
-the bolt
See the entry for cerrojo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (lock)
a. bolt
Adriana deslizó el cerrojo y abrió la puerta.Adriana drew back the bolt and opened the door.
b. latch
El ladrón entró porque me olvidé de echar el cerrojo de la puerta.The thief came in because I forgot to push the door latch home.
2. (weaponry)
a. bolt
El cerrojo del rifle se trabó y no pude disparar más.The bolt of the rifle jammed and I couldn't shoot anymore.
3. (sports)
a. defensive play
El cerrojo no fue efectivo ya que Messi logró anotar un gol.The defensive play wasn't effective seeing as Messi scored a goal.
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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. bolt
echar el cerrojoto bolt the door
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (mecanismo) bolt; latch
echar el cerrojo to bolt the door
2 (Dep) (also táctica de cerrojo) defensive play; negative play
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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