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pestillo
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pestillo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (door fastener)
a. bolt
Todos los apartamentos en este edificio tienen tres pestillos por seguridad.All of the apartments in this building have three bolts for security reasons.
b. latch
Islandia es un país tan seguro que no tienen pestillos en las puertas.Iceland is such a safe country that there are no latches on the doors.
2. (mechanism)
a. bolt
El ladrón sabe cómo forzar los pestillos de las puertas.The burglar knows how to force the bolts on the doors.
b. latch
El cerrajero vino a arreglar el pestillo porque la llave se quedó atascada dentro.The locksmith came to fix the latch after the key got stuck inside it.
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pestillo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cerrojo)
a. bolt
2. (mecanismo, en verjas)
a. latch
correr o echar el pestilloto shoot the bolt
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pestillo
[de puerta, ventana] bolt; [de cerradura] latch; (S. Cone) (picaporte) door handle;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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