Translation of ballast in Spanish:


lastre, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbæləst//ˈbaləst/


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    Aviation Nautical
    lastre masculine
    • The cedar was all cut down (so now other species, many of them weeds, grow up) and shipped to Britain as the ballast in ships.
    • Too much of this ballast, and the ship will wallow in the river, endangering the crew and more importantly the cargo if the ship were to capsize.
    • Their only interest in the brownstone was probably as occasional ballast for their canoes.
    • Many ships discharge their ballast and bilge during loading and unloading because many Black Sea ports lack reception facilities.
    • The bilges are firm and ballast is low which makes for a stiff boat that stands up well to a blow.
    • That warning enabled her to take on extra water ballast, put out sea anchors and batten down for the blow.
    • First, the experimenters tested three unpowered dummy missiles with ballast to simulate the N-69.
    • With no ballast this glider is a handful even in Florida air.
    • In many cases the mode of introduction will be obvious (e.g., ships, their ballast, or importations of infested foodstuffs).
    • But lying on the ballast, where the ship's ammunition store was located, were quantities of stone, lead, and iron shot.
    • Some bundles of cardboard are bound in a way that airlines can use them as ballast, an extra weight required when the plane doesn't have enough cargo or passengers.
    • I really need to test glide back at Quest with varying amounts of ballast to see how it flies with more then my light wing loading.
    • Dutch brick went round the world as ballast in trading ships, confounding its origins as a local, geologically dependent material.
    • To qualify for the $10m Ansari X-Prize, the craft must make two trips to an altitude of 100 km, carrying ballast equivalent to two passengers.
    • It seems like smaller gliders would be preferable and then I wouldn't have to carry the ballast.
    • I longed to tell her that dreams can lose their buoyancy, like a gas balloon weighted with too much ballast, sandbagged by too many years.
    • Either he carries more ballast, or his glider/harness has less drag than the ATOS C with me or Johann on it.
    • The keel is arranged in box form to carry ballast, and profiled bilge keels are fitted.
    • Fassel has good reason not to weigh his ship down with excess ballast.
    • Lack of proper ballast made the ship unmanageable and he dropped her port bow anchor and radioed for help.
    • However, the sediment is not usually resuspended when a ship discharges its ballast.
    • The proposals include getting ships to discharge their ballast in open water - or possibly treat the water to kill off unwanted organisms.
    • It's almost twice as heavy as lead, so it's great for armour plating, radiation shielding, ballast in missiles and aircraft counterweights.
    • That makes me think that I could have flown a glider that wouldn't have seemed so ‘big’ and not had to carry the ballast.
    • The main reason why the ship had sunk is presumed to be that it was poorly designed, highly overloaded with ballast and heavy armaments.
    • Depleted uranium is used, for example, in boats and airplanes as ballast.
    • In Class 3 ballast became a problem early on as light pilots filled their harnesses with lead so they could fly the same size wings as the bigger guys.
    • The increased sail area and the raised center of effort required nearly 1,000 more pounds of ballast.
    • The keel is a centreboard but not weighted; the ballast is in the hull itself (which sounds inefficient but actually works surprisingly well).
    • The band could use some stinging ballast to balance their sugary tendencies.
    • It is obvious that the ‘cancer’ shields were actually invented to add weight to phones in order that they would be more effective when used as ballast in hot air balloons.
    • The Groattie Hoose, also known as Gow's Folly, was built in 1730 using ballast from Pirate Gow's ship, the Revenge.
    • Fortunately, the discussion of ballast, glider, and pilot weight, including wing span, has happened before.
    • Shipowners are very conscious of the problems that a ship's ballast brings with it.
    • The shells could have been brought back as ballast on ships or collected by sailors or travelers for their wives, daughters, or friends.
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    contrapeso masculine
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    (for road, railroad bed) balasto masculine
    (for road, railroad bed) cascajo masculine
    (for concrete) grava feminine
    (for concrete) gravilla feminine
    • The firm, from Hook in Hampshire, was hired by Balfour Beatty to remove the JCB and ballast after they had been used for railway maintenance work near Elm Road.
    • Some 97,000 tonnes of stone were transported in and 10,000 tonnes of ballast laid along the track bed.
    • It was built from a combination of heavyweight concrete and steel ballast to develop the required weight.
    • The stone which provided ballast for the sleepers has partly dissolved in the rain and provided valuable chemicals for flowers such as orchids.
    • While the last 1.4-mile of track was laid in July this year, work is continuing on packing the track with ballast.
    • Yellow ballast brick, carried in ships from Europe, was used in construction along with locally quarried stone and coral.
    • Much of the formation which supports the track is waterlogged and ballast pumps down into the sand below.
    • I think it'd be a much more traumatic way to go if your head collided with the ballast on the tracks.
    • A trail of ballast dust fills the space behind as she slices through Ohio Valley towns.
    • The ballast on the ground was much lower than the platform.
    • These they quickly appropriated for the railway line's ballast.
    • They are also used, to a more limited extent, for railway ballast.
    • The area developed with the founding of the town of Katoomba in the 1860s to supply quarried ballast to the railways.
    • The material requirements for any part of either Mulberry A or B were huge - 144,000 tons of concrete, 85,000 tons of ballast and 105,000 tons of steel.
    • Salmon reproduction was also hampered by the removal of spawning gravel from the streams in the 1950's, which was used for road surfacing or ballast.
    • Track two the next out from the station had been realigned and was awaiting ballast.
    • To transfer the weight of the ballast and the box girder to the longitudinal central beam that anchors the stays, vertical posttensioning has been provided in the fin walls.
    • The railway lines and sleepers had already been removed from the route and most of the required ballast was down.
    • A viewing platform has been erected for visitors in the hold, which has been partially filled with shingle ballast and barrels to provide a sense of what it would have been like in Nelson's time.
    • The bulk of the £200m project, which has seen 1,000 people a day working to renew 71 miles of track, sleepers and ballast, has been finished.
    • ‘We supply Network Rail with products for track ballast, but they've now started to buy from a Norwegian supplier,’ he said.
    • However, later on, we were a bit relieved to find heaps of ballast and sand by the roadside.
    • Here Spoornet has raised the ground level on the outside of the up and down main line as well as in between the two main lines with cement sleepers and ballast.
    • But just minutes later, he was struck by a Liverpool-to-Leeds train as he walked along the ballast area between the two railway tracks.
    • As well, Mr. MacAdam confirms that he advised the plaintiffs to engage a roofing consultant to give an opinion on the adequacy of the roof flashings and the roofing ballast.
    • To answer your question, I think that we should all be very grateful for the modern technology of lead ballast.
    • The northbound line was tackled on the first week, with the jointed track being lifted out and old ballast removed down to the level of the bridge arches.
    • An annual outlay of £110 m will be spent on renewing track, ballast and sleepers, replacing around 47 miles of track.

transitive verb

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