Showing results for horquilla. Search instead for la horquilla.
horquilla
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
horquilla(
ohr
-
kee
-
yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (hair accessory)
a. hairpin
Siempre pierdo mis horquillas y cintas para el pelo.I always lose my hairpins and hairbands.
b. bobby pin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Para lograr este peinado, hay que usar un par de horquillas.This hairdo requires using a couple of bobby pins.
c. hairgrip (United Kingdom)
La peluca no se te va a salir si la sujetas con horquillas.The wig won't come off if you use hairgrips.
d. hairclip
Julieta se quitó la horquilla y sacudió el cabello.Julieta removed the hairclip and shook her hair around.
2. (agriculture)
a. pitchfork
El granjero recogió el heno con la horquilla y lo puso sobre una carretilla.The farmer scooped up hay with his pitchfork and tossed it on a cart.
3. (mechanics)
a. fork
Después del choque me levanté y vi que la rueda de adelante y la horquilla de la bicicleta estaban dobladas.I got up after the collision, and saw that the front wheel and the fork of the bike were bent.
4. (hairdressing)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. split end
"Solo córtame las horquillas y reduce un poco el volumen de mi cabello", le dije al peluquero."Just cut the split ends and reduce the volume of my hair," I told the hairdresser.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
horquilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para el pelo)
a. hairpin
b. hairgrip (United Kingdom)
2. (herramienta)
a. wooden pitchfork
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
horquilla
1 (para pelo) hairpin; hairclip
2 (Agr) (para heno) pitchfork; (para cavar) garden fork
3 (Mecánica) (en bicicleta) fork; (para carga) yoke
4 (Telec) rest; cradle
5 [de zanco] footrest
6 (Com) [de salarios] wage levels
plural
; (p)
[de inflación] bracket
situar la inflacción en una horquilla del dos al tres por ciento Situar la inflación en una [horquilla] del 2% al 3% es casi el único objetivo cifrado que permanece en el documento. El Ayuntamiento de Mérida no es solo el más [entrampado] de España en la [horquilla] de 50 a 55.000 habitantes.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?