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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (upright structure)
a. post
Giré el volante y choqué contra un poste.I turned the wheel and hit a post.
b. stake
Usamos postes de madera y malla de alambre para hacer una cerca.We used wooden stakes and chicken wire to make a fence.
c. pole (cylindrical)
Hay que echar hormigón en el hoyo para anclar el poste metálico.You need to pour concrete into the hole to secure the metal pole.
2. (sports)
a. post
El balón se desvió al pegar en el poste.The ball was deflected when it hit the post.
b. upright
La distancia entre los dos postes es de 5.6 metros.The distance between the two uprights is 5.6 meters.
c. goalpost
Iba corriendo tan rápido que chocó contra uno de los postes.He was running so fast that he crashed into one of the goalposts.
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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. post, pole
2. (sports)
a. post
3. (colloquial)
¡no te quedes ahí como un poste!don't just stand there!
poste de alta tensiónelectricity pylon
poste kilométricokilometer marker, ≃ milepost
poste telegráficotelegraph pole
(palo) post; pole; (columna) pillar; [de ejecución] stake; (Dep) post; upright
el balón pasó entre los postes the ball went in between the posts
dar poste a algn to keep sb hanging about
mover los postes to move the goalposts
oler el poste (peligro) to scent danger; see trouble ahead; (algo sospechoso) to smell a rat (familiar)
poste de cerca fence post
poste de emisión
poste de llegada winning post
poste del tendido eléctrico electricity pylon
poste de portería goalpost
poste de salida starting post
poste indicador signpost
poste telegráfico telegraph pole
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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