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puntero

puntero(
poon
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teh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (latest)
a. state-of-the-art
El coche está equipado con tecnología puntera.The car is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
b. cutting-edge
Los investigadores usaron métodos punteros para detectar estas pequeñas fluctuaciones de la señal.Researchers used cutting-edge methods to detect these tiny fluctuations in the signal.
2. (in first position)
a. leading
Ganamos, pero todavía estamos a nueve puntos del equipo puntero.We won, but we're still nine points behind the leading team.
3. (exceptional)
a. outstanding
El profesor de piano dice que mi hija es una alumna puntera.The piano teacher says my daughter is an outstanding student.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (gadget used for pointing)
a. pointer
El general usaba un puntero para indicar las rutas en el mapa colgado en la pared.The general used a pointer to indicate the routes on the map that hung on the wall.
5. (indicator of a clock)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
a. hand
El reloj es a pila y los punteros se mueven silenciosamente.The clock runs on batteries and the hands move silently.
6. (computing)
a. cursor
Coloca el puntero sobre la cruz y haz clic para cerrar el programa.Place the cursor on the cross and click to shut the program down.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
7. (leading person or team)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. leader
Los Tigres son los punteros de la división a falta de dos partidos.The Tigres are leaders of the division with two games to play.
8. (wide player)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. winger
El puntero tiró al arco pero la pelota se fue lejos.The winger shot at goal but the ball went well wide.
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puntero
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. leading
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (sports) (Southern Cone)
a. winger
3. (para señalar)
a. pointer
4. (líder)
a. leader
puntero
adjective
(primero) top; leading; (moderno) up-to-date
más puntero (sobresaliente) outstanding; furthest ahead; (último) latest; empresa puntera leading company; equipo puntero top club; tecnología puntera the latest technology; state-of-the-art technology
1 (para señalar) pointer
puntero luminoso light pen
2 (cincel) stonecutter's chisel
3 (persona que destaca) outstanding individual; (líder) leader; top man
4 (Latinoamérica) (equipo) leading team; [de rebaño] leading animal; [de desfile] leader
5 (Latinoamérica) [de reloj] hand
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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