torno
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torno(
tohr
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (carpentry, metalworking)
a. lathe
Se tiene que reemplazar el contrapunto del torno antes de poder usarlo de nuevo.The tailstock of the lathe has to be replaced before it can be used again.
2. (pottery)
a. potter's wheel
Hice esta jarra de arcilla con el torno.I made this clay jar using the potter's wheel.
3. (odontology)
a. drill
Siempre me asusto cuando mi dentista prende el torno.I always get scared when my dentist turns on the drill.
4. (machine for lifting)
a. winch
El torno se puede usar para ajustar la tensión de cuerdas.A winch can be used to adjust the rope tension.
5. (riverbed)
a. rapids
Nuestro bote se hundió en el torno, pero logramos nadar a la orilla del río.Our boat sank in the rapids, but we were able to swim to the river's edge.
b. bend
La barca se estrelló contra una roca en el torno del río.The boat crashed against a rock in the bend of the river.
6. (revolving gate)
a. turnstile
Me pusieron una multa por saltar el torno en la estación de subterráneo.I got fined for jumping the turnstile at the subway station.
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torno
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de dentista)
a. drill
2. (de alfarero)
a. (potter's) wheel
3. (de carpintero)
a. lathe
4. (para pesos)
a. winch
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torno
1 (para levantar pesos) winch; windlass; (para tensar) winding drum
2 (para tornear) lathe
labrar a torno to turn on the lathe
torno de alfarero potter's wheel
torno de asador spit
torno de banco vice; vise; (EEUU) clamp
torno de hilar spinning wheel
torno de tornero turning lathe
3 [de río] (recodo) bend; (rabiones) race; rapids
plural
; (p)
4
en torno a
en torno a: se reunieron en torno a él they gathered round him; la conversación giraba en torno a las elecciones the conversation revolved o centred around the election
en torno a este tema
polemizar en torno a un texto to argue about a text; todo estaba inundado en muchos kilómetros en torno everything was flooded for miles around
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "torno"
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en torno
around
en torno a
around
gira en torno
it revolves around
en torno de
around
girar en torno a
to be about
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