A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (military)
a. arsenal
El enemigo capturó la maestranza y se apoderó de nuestra artillería.The enemy captured our arsenal and seized our artillery.
b. armory
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Un saboteador prendió fuego a los barriles de pólvora en la maestranza.A saboteur ignited the powder barrels in the armory.
c. armoury (United Kingdom)
En la maestranza se fabricaban dos cañones por semana.The armoury produced two cannons per week.
2. (staff)
a. armorers
La maestranza reparó los cuatro cañones que se dañaron durante la batalla.The armorers fixed the four cannons that were damaged in the battle.
b. arsenal workers
La maestranza comenzó a trabajar en el mortero.The arsenal workers began working on the mortar.
3. (nautical)
a. navy yard
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los marineros en la maestranza equiparon los buques con municiones para la guerra inminente.The sailors in the navy yard outfitted the ships with ammunition for the coming war.
b. naval dockyard (United Kingdom)
La marina se preparaba para la guerra y se pasó inventario de la munición disponible en la maestranza.The navy prepared for the war, taking inventory of the ammunition in the naval dockyard.
4. (maintenance)
a. cleaning
El personal de maestranza de la escuela está de paro.The school's cleaning staff is on strike.
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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. (military)
a. arsenal
1 (Mil) arsenal; armoury; armory; (EEUU)
2 (Náutica) naval dockyard
3 (personal) staff of an arsenal/a dockyard
4 (Latinoamérica) machine shop
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