A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (stitching)
a. basting
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La modista tenía dedos muy ágiles e hizo el hilván del dobladillo en tan solo unos minutos.The dressmaker had very nimble fingers and made the hem basting in just a few minutes.
b. tacking (United Kingdom)
El hilván estaba muy mal hecho y el dobladillo había quedado totalmente torcido.The tacking was very badly done, and the resulting hem was completely crooked.
2. (stitch)
a. basting stitch
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No importa que los hilvanes sean grandes o pequeños. Lo importante es que formen una línea recta.It doesn't matter whether the basting stitches are big or small. The important thing is that they form a straight line.
b. tacking stitch (United Kingdom)
Se notaba que Alfredo no estaba acostumbrado a coser. Los hilvanes que había hecho eran muy irregulares.You could tell Alfredo wasn't used to sewing. The tacking stitches he'd made were very irregular.
3. (strand)
a. thread
Llevas un hilván colgando de la falda. Déjame que te lo quite.There's a thread hanging from your skirt. Let me take it off.
b. basting thread
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Usa un hilván rojo. Destacará sobre el negro de la tela y será más fácil de ver.Use red basting thread. It'll stand out against the black fabric and will be easier to see.
c. tacking thread (United Kingdom)
Este hilván se rompe con mucha facilidad.This tacking thread breaks very easily.
4. (edge)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. hem
La falda me queda demasiado larga. - Bueno, siempre puedes subirle el hilván.The skirt is too long for me. - Well, you can always take up the hem.
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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. (costura)
a. tacking (United Kingdom)
b. basting
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (hilo)
a. tacking stitch (United Kingdom)
b. basting stitch
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (Cos) (hilo suelto) tacking; basting; (EEUU)
2 (S. Cone) (hilo) tacking thread; basting thread; (EEUU)
3 (Caribe) (dobladillo) hem
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