guardrail
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guardrail(
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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. (hand support)
a. la barandilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Toni hobbled along on one foot, holding onto the guardrail as he went.Toni iba cojeando de un pie, agarrándose de la barandilla todo el tiempo.
b. el pasamanos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ugh! There's something slimy on this guardrail!¡Puaj! Hay algo baboso en este pasamanos.
c. el barandal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This guardrail along the balcony is starting to rot.El barandal del balcón está empezando a pudrirse.
2. (transport)
a. la baranda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We sat on the guardrail waiting for the tow-truck to arrive.Nos quedamos en la baranda esperando a que llegara la grúa.
b. el quitamiedos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If there hadn't been a guardrail in the spot where we went off the highway, we would have driven off the cliff.Si no hubiera habido quitamiedos en el lugar donde nos salimos de la autopista, nos habríamos caído por el precipicio.
c. la valla de contención
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The 60 year old driver crashed into the guardrail.El conductor de 60 años se estrelló contra la valla de contención.
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guardrail
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el pasamanos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la barandilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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guardrail [ˈɡɑːdreɪl]
noun
pretil (m); baranda (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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