polaina

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural.
polaina(
poh
-
lay
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (clothing)
a. legwarmer
Eduardo usaba polainas de lana por encima de su vaquero.Eduardo wore woolen legwarmers over his jeans.
b. gaiter
Uno de los soldados se quejó de que las polainas de cuero le eran muy incómodas.One of the soldiers complained that his leather gaiters were very uncomfortable.
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polaina
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. leggings
polaina
1 (sobrecalza) leggings
plural
; (p)
2 (And) (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) (molestia) nuisance; (chasco) setback
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