A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (person who carries out the death penalty)
a. executioner
El verdugo estaba listo para decapitar a su víctima.The executioner was ready to behead his victim.
b. hangman (in the gallows)
El verdugo siempre ejecuta a las 11 am.The hangman always executes at 11 am.
2. (cruel person)
a. tormentor
La víctima identificó a su verdugo.The victim identified her tormentor.
3. (headgear)
a. balaclava
Los ladrones usaron verdugos para evitar ser reconocidos.The thieves wore balaclavas to avoid being recognized.
4. (whip)
a. lash
El verdugo se utiliza en algunos lugares para infligir castigo corporal.The lash is used in some places to inflict corporal punishment.
5. (sword)
a. rapier
Los guardias desenfundaron sus verdugos.The guards unsheathed their rapiers.
6. (botany)
a. shoot
Pasaron tres semanas hasta que la planta tuviera verdugos.It took three weeks for the plant to have shoots.
7. (bird)
a. shrike
Hoy vi un verdugo volando en el parque.Today I saw a shrike flying at the park.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de preso)
a. executioner
2. (que ahorca)
a. hangman
3. (tirano)
a. tyrant
4. (pasamontañas)
a. balaclava helmet
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1 (ejecutor) executioner; (en la horca) hangman
2 (tirano) cruel master; tyrant; (atormentador) tormentor
3 (látigo) lash
4 (tormento) torment
5 (cardenal) welt; weal
6 (Botánica) shoot
7 (estoque) rapier
8 (pasamontañas) balaclava
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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