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el tirador, la tiradora(
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).
1. (person who shoots)
a. shooter
La policía busca al tirador que intentó asesinar al alcalde.The police are looking for the shooter who tried to assassinate the mayor.
b. marksman (masculine)
El campo de tiro tiene lugar para ocho tiradores.The shooting range has room for eight marksmen.
c. markswoman (feminine)
Ludmila era una gran tiradora y fue francotiradora durante la guerra.Ludmila was a great markswoman and served as a sniper during the war.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (grip)
a. handle
Se salió el tirador del cajón y ahora no puedo abrirlo.The handle of the drawer came off and now I can't open it.
b. knob (round)
Lucía pulió el tirador de la puerta con un trapo.Lucia polished the knob of the door with a cloth.
3. (string to ring a bell)
a. bellpull (remote bell)
La anciana le dio un tirón al tirador para llamar al mayordomo a su habitación.The old lady tugged the bellpull to summon the butler to her room.
b. bell rope (pending from the clapper)
La maestra jaló del tirador para tañer la campana.The teacher pulled the bell rope to ring the bell.
4. (weaponry)
a. slingshot
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los niños usaban tiradores para cazar palomas.The boys used their slingshots to hunt pigeons.
b. catapult (United Kingdom)
Joaquín tomó una piedra y la arrojó hacia la ventana con su tirador.Joaquin grabbed a rock and threw it at the window with his catapult.
5. (clothing) (River Plate)
a. belt
El gaucho tenía un tirador hecho de cuero de vaca curtido.The gaucho wore a belt made with tanned cow leather.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (clothing)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. suspenders
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El contador siempre usaba camisa blanca y tiradores negros.The accountant always wore a white shirt and black suspenders.
b. braces (United Kingdom)
¡No te pongas cinturón si usas los tiradores!Don't wear a belt if you're wearing braces!
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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. (persona)
a. marksman, markswoman
2. (mango)
a. handle
3. (de campanilla)
a. bell rope
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tiradora tiradora
(persona) marksman/markswoman; shooter; (Centroamérica) (México) (cazador) hunter
es un buen tirador he's a good shot
tirador(a) apostado/a sniper
tirador(a) certero/a sharpshooter
1 [de cajón] handle; [de puerta] knob
2 [de campanilla] bell pull
3 (tirachinas) catapult; slingshot; (EEUU)
4 (Arte) (Técnica) (pluma) drawing pen
5 (And) (S. Cone) (cinturón) wide gaucho belt
6 tiradores (S. Cone) (tirantes) braces; suspenders; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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