el potro
-the colt
See the entry for potro.


el potro, la potra(
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. (young horse)
a. colt (male)
El potro me dio una patada y se echó a correr.The colt kicked me and ran off.
Hay dos potros en el rancho.There are two colts at the ranch.
b. filly (female)
La potra estaba suelta en la pradera.The filly was loose in the meadow.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (sports)
a. vaulting horse
La gimnasta hizo un salto muy difícil en el potro.The gymnast performed a very difficult jump on the vaulting horse.
b. buck
El gimnasta ya está de pie en el potro.The gymnast is already standing on the buck.
3. (instrument of torture)
a. rack
Vimos un potro en el museo medieval.We saw a rack at the medieval museum.
4. (adult male horse)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. stallion
El potro se lastimó la pata corriendo.The stallion hurt his leg while running.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(man) (Southern Cone)
a. stud
¡Alejandro es un potro! ¡Mira esos músculos!Alejandro is a stud! Look at those muscles!
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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. (caballo joven)
a. colt
2. (sports)
a. vaulting horse
3. (aparato de tormento)
a. rack
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1 (Zoología) colt
2 (Dep) (vaulting) horse
3 [de tortura] rack
4 [de herrar] shoeing frame
5 (Latinoamérica) (Med) hernia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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