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escrutador

escrutador
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. searching
Cuando abrió la puerta, me miró con ojos escrutadores, como tratando de adivinar qué pensaba.When he opened the door, he looked at me with searching eyes, as if trying to guess what was on my mind.
b. penetrating
La mirada escrutadora de Luca la hizo sentir vulnerable.Luca's penetrating gaze made her feel vulnerable.
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
2. (occupation)
a. poll worker
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Uno de los escrutadores parecía haber cometido un error al contar las boletas.One of the poll workers seemed to had made a mistake when counting ballots.
b. scrutineer (United Kingdom)
A Mario lo nombraron escrutador para las próximas elecciones.Mario has been appointed as scrutineer for the oncoming election.
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escrutadora escrutadora
adjective
[+mirada] searching; penetrating
1 [de votos] returning officer; scrutineer
2 (Parl) teller
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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