proa

proa(
proh
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ah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (nautical)
a. bow
El galéon tenía un unicornio como mascarón de proa.The galleon had a unicorn on its bow as a figurehead.
b. prow
El torpedo dañó la proa del destructor.The torpedo damaged the prow of the destroyer.
2. (aviation)
a. nose
El bombardero estaba equipado con ametralladoras en la proa y la cola.Machine guns were mounted on the nose and tail of the bomber.
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proa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (nautical)
a. prow, bows
2. (aviation)
a. nose
proa
(Náutica) bow; prow; (Aeronáutica) nose
de proa bow; fore; de proa a popa from stem to stern
barcos erizados de flechas de proa a popa y hasta en el palo mayor
en la proa in the bows; poner la proa a (Náutica) to head for; set a course for
poner la proa a algn to take a stand against sb; set o.s. against sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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