In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(barrier)cerca femeninovalla femeninocerco masculino América Latinawire fence — alambrada femenino
- to mend (one's) fences — limar asperezas
- to sit on the fence — no definirse
- it's time you came down off the fence — ya va siendo hora de que te definas / de que dejes de mirar los toros desde la barrera
- A few people hurl rocks at guards behind the fence, causing no injuries.
- Very good control using a wire fence is essential for any kind of utilisation.
- They found that both adults and children were able to cross over the guard fences due to insufficient height.
- A low, black-painted metal fence enclosed a wide area of the plaza, with two gates in every side.
- The building was like a fortress, a tall gray monument of dusty windows and old bricks, guarded by crude metal fences all around its perimeter.
- As one approaches it from the road, one sees little more than high fences with guard posts interspersed at intervals.
- I remembered all the good times I had there as a kid, watching cricket, jumping over fences and evading security guards.
- These will be placed on a smooth hard standing surface with a fence to enclose the whole skating area.
- But she'd be a lot more enthusiastic about it if the authorities that run the port didn't put up fences and guards to keep her from it.
- Lorries are scattered around and a barbed wire fence encircles a large area around the building.
- Items could include central heating, double glazing, security improvements, tidying of garden areas, improving fences and electrical and gas upgrading.
- They broke the wire fence to the play area along with the overflow pipe to the drinking fountain.
- He looked over at the fence guarding the graveyard and sighed.
- Dispute over ownership of a broken fence around a play area in Moreton is preventing it being repaired.
- South Korean news agency Yonhap said the group cut through a wire fence to gain access to the school grounds in a northern suburb of Beijing early Friday.
- Soldiers found several grenades and tools for cutting fences.
- On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.
- It was completely open, no guards, fences, or locks in sight.
- Yet it has no bars on its windows, no armed guards or perimeter fences.
- There are about a hundred guards at the fence, I'd estimate, and they've got search lights going.
1.2(in showjumping)valla femenino
- She narrowly missed out on gold to Pippa Funnell after knocking down a fence in the showjumping.
- Five fences from home, Walsh begins to make his move.
- Lake was injured when his mount jumped poorly at the next-to-last fence during a novice hurdle race and unseated him.
- I was riding in a beginners' chase, a race for horses seeking their first win over fences.
- A chase involves larger, rigid fences while a hurdle race is run over shorter, more flexible obstacles.
- Meanwhile, Newbury's fences are stiffer than most, meaning that a horse must be a sound jumper if it is to do well there.
- Davy Russell and Cregg House pull off a big surprise over the Grand National fences to win the chase.
- Murphy stalked the leaders throughout the race before making his move with three fences to go.
- As well as cameras mounted on four fences, three jockeys will be fitted with cameras in their riding helmets.
- Four horses grazed in a nearby field which was dotted with show-jumping fences.
- A course with pretty stiff fences, it suits galloping horses and will expose horses who lack stamina.
- The horse proved a tough prospect and the pair pulled away with about three fences to go and jumped the last two fences together.
- On the second circuit, these two fences are bypassed and the last obstacle has no fence on it at all.
- He was favourite to win the race but pulled up with just three fences to go.
- The date is March 1977, a month before Charlotte Brew becomes the first woman to ride over the Grand National fences.
- The seven-year-old, who fell at the first fence in the same race last year, took the lead three fences from home.
- He overcame a mistake at the last fence of the 2002 Irish Grand National to beat the opposition.
- Daughter of Princess Anne, and tenth in line to the throne, Phillips would have prevented Funnell from taking the Grand Slam had she not knocked down a fence in the showjumping.
1.3(on machine)protector masculino
- The fence of a plow plane must be held firmly at the chosen distance from its stock if the tool is to function properly.
- This leaves a short side surface at right angles to the rear of the strip, adequate for guiding the fence of the cornice plane.
- The fence of this plane is guided by the drawer side, and the depth stop sets the distance to be cut into the side of the drawer.
2coloquial(receiver of stolen goods)reducidor masculino América del Surreducidora femenino América del Surperista España coloquial
- There he meets up with the wily Artful Dodger who takes him to thief and fence Fagin, who is in charge of a gang of young pickpockets.
- For Polanski portrays the fence Fagin and his gang of children who steal silk handkerchiefs, pocket watches and wallets in a far more sympathetic light than the authorities.
persona que comercia con objetos robados
1(field/garden) cercar(garden/field) vallarthe field was fenced with wire — el campo fue alambrado / cercado con alambre
- (stolen goods)
2coloquialcomerciar conreducir América del Sur coloquial
1Deportepracticar la esgrimahacer esgrimashe fences for her country — representa a su país en esgrima
2contestar con evasivascontestar con respuestas incisivas
3coloquial(deal in stolen goods)comerciar con objetos robados
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