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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (detonation device)
a. fuse
Había un defecto en la espoleta de la granada, y por eso no explotó.There was a defect in the granade's fuse, and that's why it didn't explode.
b. fuze
La espoleta de la bomba se activa cuando detecta un objeto a menos de dos metros de distancia.The fuze of the bomb is activated when it detects an object at a distance of two meters or less.
2. (chicken bone)
a. wishbone
Cuando tiramos de la espoleta, yo me quedé con el pedazo más grande.When we pulled on the wishbone, I got the bigger piece.
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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. (de proyectil)
a. fuse
1 (Mil) fuse
espoleta de tiempo time-fuse
2 (Anatomía) wishbone
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