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trinquete

trinquete(
treeng
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keh
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teh
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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. (nautical)
a. foremast (pole)
El trinquete tiene una grieta grande.There's a large crack in the foremast.
b. foresail (sail)
El trinquete se desgarró durante la tormenta.The foresail tore during the storm.
2. (sports)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pelota court
Los muchachos se reunieron en el trinquete para jugar un rato.The guys met at the pelota court to play for a while.
3. (mechanics)
a. ratchet
Necesitan aceitar el trinquete porque no está girando correctamente.You need to oil the ratchet because it's not spinning correctly.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inducement)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. bribe
Cacharon al funcionario haciendo un trinquete y lo sentenciaron a seis meses de prisión.The civil servant was caught offering a bribe, and he was sentenced to six months in prison.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(swindle)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. rip-off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En esa tienda todo es un trinquete.Everything in that store is a rip-off.
b. scam
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No vayas a caer en un trinquete por Internet.Don't fall for an Internet scam.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tough person)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. hulk
Edgar es un verdadero trinquete. No me gustaría pelear contra él.Edgar's a real hulk. I wouldn't want to fight him.
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trinquete
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (nautical)
a. foremast
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trinquete
(Mecánica) pawl; catch; [de rueda dentada] ratchet;
trinquete
1 (Náutica) (palo) foremast; (vela) foresail
2 (Dep) pelota court
trinquete
(México)
1 (soborno) bribe; (asunto turbio) shady deal (familiar); corrupt affair
2
es un trinquete de hombre he really is a tough customer
3 (And) (habitación) small room
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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