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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (carpentry)
a. pin
Las clavijas de madera eran frágiles, por lo que usé tornillos.The wooden pins were fragile, so I used screws instead.
2. (electronics)
a. plug
Esta clavija no funcionará en el Reino Unido. Necesitarás un adaptador.This plug won't work in the United Kingdom. You'll need an adapter.
b. pin
Una de las clavijas del enchufe está torcida.One of the pins of the plug is crooked.
3. (music)
a. peg
Gira la clavija en el sentido del reloj para afinar más grave la cuerda.Turn the peg clockwise to tune the string lower.
b. tuning peg
Las clavijas de mi violín son de plástico.The tuning pegs of my violin are made of plastic.
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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. (electronics)
a. pin
2. (de auriculares, teléfono)
a. jack
3. (music)
a. peg
4. (fam fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
apretar las clavijas a alguiento put the screws on somebody
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(Carpintería) peg; dowel; pin; (Música) peg; (Electricidad y Eléctronica) plug
apretar las clavijas a algn to put the screws on sb (familiar)
clavija de dos patas clavija hendida cotter pin; split pin
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