maza(
mah
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (tool)
a. sledgehammer
Los ladrones entraron rompiendo el candado con una maza.The thieves gained entry by breaking the padlock with a sledgehammer.
b. club hammer
La chica le destrozó la moto a su exnovio con una maza.The girl used a club hammer to destroy her ex-boyfriend's motorbike.
c. mallet (wooden)
Carlos usó una maza para hincar las estacas.Carlos used a mallet to drive in the posts.
2. (culinary)
a. tenderizer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si quieres que los filetes queden más finos, golpéalos con una maza.If you want your steaks thinner, hit them with a tenderizer.
b. tenderiser (United Kingdom)
Las mazas de metal son más fáciles de lavar que las de madera.Metal tenderisers are easier to wash than wooden ones.
3. (weaponry)
a. mace
Los enanos atacaron al caballero con sus enormes mazas.The dwarves attacked the knight with their huge maces.
4. (music)
a. drumstick
Un buen timbalista sabe qué parte del parche golpear con la maza.A good kettledrum player knows which part of the drumhead to hit with their drumstick.
5. (sports)
a. Indian club
El fuerte de las gimnastas de nuestro club es el ejercicio con mazas.What the gymnasts in our club excel at is the Indian club routine.
6. (mechanics) (Southern Cone)
a. hub
Tengo que llevar la moto al mecánico porque se me rompió la maza trasera.I need to take my motorbike to the mechanic's because the back hub's broken.
7. (part of sugar mill)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drum
Hay que ajustar la maza superior del molino.We need to adjust the top drum of the mill.
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maza
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (arma)
a. mace
2. (de bombo)
a. drumstick
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maza
1 (arma) mace; (Dep) bat; (Polo) stick; mallet; (Música) drumstick; [de taco de billar] handle; (Técnica) flail; [de cáñamo, lino] brake
la declaración del Gobierno cayó como una maza sobre la oposición the government statement was a bombshell for the opposition
...se quedaron sin saber qué decir
maza de fraga drop hammer
maza de gimnasia Indian club
2 (persona) bore
3 (Latinoamérica) [de rueda] hub
4 (And) (Caribe) [de ingenio] drum (of a sugar mill)
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