la espuela
-the spur
See the entry for espuela.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (horseback riding)
a. spur
El vaquero le clavó las espuelas al caballo para que galopara más rápido.The cowboy dug his spurs into his horse to make him gallop faster.
2. (business)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. skill in business
Aunque no fue entrevistado para el puesto, se lo ofrecieron a Cristobal por su increíble espuela.Although he didn't interview for the position, Cristobal was offered a job for his incredible skill in business.
b. acumen
No tiene experiencia en política, pero espera que su espuela le ayude a ganar las elecciones.He has no experience in politics, but he's hoping that his business acumen will help him win the election.
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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. (en el talón)
a. spur
2. (colloquial)
tomar la espuelato have one for the road
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1 spur
espuela de caballero (Botánica) larkspur
2 (And) [de mujer] feminine charm; (coquetería) coquettishness
3 (And) (Com) skill in business; acumen
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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