In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Technologytornillo masculineperno masculine
- Six million bolts hold the bridge together and not a single one has loosened since the bridge was opened in 1932.
- Screws, nails and bolts can all be used in the assembly of the components.
- At one stage in his career he had metal plates in both knees, 28 screws in his legs and a bolt in his left wrist.
- We also spotted a chunk of metal and a bolt missing from the gearbox.
- A good toolbox has lots of trays designed to hold all those odd bits of hardware, such as screws and bolts, washers, nuts, and nails.
- So began a painstaking operation to replace bolts and an expansion joint on the carriageway taking traffic out of the city, which was completed in 1969.
- It took workers 53,000 hours and 27,000 bolts and rivets to put it back together.
- The vehicle can be dismantled easily by loosening the bolts holding it together.
- As a child, Gail had undergone treatment that involved having metal bolts and screws inserted through her skull and spine.
- The vet put a series of metal splints and bolts in place.
- The protesters refused to disperse, and apparently some started throwing metal bolts and blocks of wood at the police.
- Use only non-corrosive nails, bolts and screws to prevent staining.
- They removed damaged tissue and inserted bolts and pins, trying to piece together his shattered bones and tendons.
- He got down on his hands and knees and examined the big bolts fastening it to the cement.
- Titanium can be joined to itself or dissimilar metals with titanium bolts or with cadmium-plated steel bolts.
- It is much simpler to loosen the two bolts and change machines instead.
- Six drivers were prevented from travelling any further after their vehicles were found to have loose axle bolts, defective tyres and broken springs.
- Computers should be secured to the side of a desk or the floor using strips of metal, bolts or screws, or newer locking devices created just for this purpose.
- The remaining bolts which held the rail to the metal stakes creaked and groaned with the strain.
- You'll need a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the bolt to the backplate.
2.1(on door, window)pestillo masculinepasador masculinecerrojo masculine
- She was dozing off to sleep when the bolts in the door were drawn back.
- The bolt noisily slid away, and they opened the door.
- Once inside, Paddy fastened the three locks and bolts on the door before tapping in the security code which activated the magnetic seal.
- The large sash windows of his 100-year-old home were fitted with bolts, and a mortise lock and a spy hole were fitted in his front door.
- The door had a single bolt that had been neglected for so long that it was rusting and squeaked as they pulled it back.
- To reduce the risk of wandering, put a slide bolt high on every door that leads to the outside or to a stairwell, or use a deadbolt that requires a key.
- The footsteps retreated quickly from inside her cell, the door clanging shut and the bolt scraped across the metal, signaling the door was locked.
- Ashley shook as she ran to the door and pulled the bolt back.
- There was the sound of a bolt sliding out, and she opened the door.
- I slid a bolt to the other side, and opened up the old door.
- I edged out of the cell and slid the bolt in place, and made my way back to the ramp.
- I was only awakened by the sound of someone fiddling with the bolt on the door.
- The bolt on the door squeaked open and the knob turned.
- In a deadbolt lock, there is no spring mechanism - the turning cylinder slides the bolt forward and backward.
- He reached through the hole in the door and slid the bolt on the inside.
- While the lock on the main gate was intact, they broke the bolt of the main door and forced their entry into the house.
- We quickly unload cases, leave them with our bags and personal belongings in the store room and lock the door with the sliding bolt and padlock.
- Their front door was fitted with a Yale lock, two bolts and a security chain.
- There are old people in the town who are frightened and have three or four bolts on the door.
- Crossing to the door, she threw the top and bottom bolts, lifted the door latch and shoved against the heavy oak door.
(on firearm)cerrojo masculine
- This feature allowed Winchester to use the same bolts in its rifles as for the .308-based cartridges.
- However, with conventional guns, the standing breech acts as a bolt sealing off the rear of the chamber.
- Inserting the next magazine, I was confounded when the bolt merely slid over the top round.
- He pulled back on the rifle's bolt, sending a spent shell whizzing out of the chamber.
- Later analysis determined this round fired prematurely, causing the gun to jam due to stress on the breech bolt in the unlocked position.
- I grabbed for the rifle and snapped the bolt back, safety off, but held my fire.
- He moved a hand guardedly down toward the bolt on his rifle.
- Then he slid the bolt home, engaged the chamber by sliding a metal lever forward, and propped the weapon on the window ledge.
- A magazine slipped into place with a smooth click, the bolt slid back and forth freely.
- He pulled back the bolt of the rifle with a sharp snap to ready it.
- I store my ammo locked up separately from my weapons, I have trigger locks, and keep the bolts or firing pins out of my guns when stored.
- He slid the bolt back on top of his rifle allowing the first bullet to rest in the chamber.
- I worked the bolt, feeling the mechanism glide smoothly and lock into place with a well-machined snick.
- They replaced the missing bolt in the one rifle and supplied new magazines for the two Camp Reed guns.
3.1(arrow)flecha femininesaeta feminineto shoot one's bolt — echar el resto
- I slow motion I saw the crossbow bolt hit her in the chest, sinking in.
- A goose miraculously survived when two bolts fired from a crossbow went through its neck.
- They took five shotguns, a longbow, arrows, a crossbow and bolts.
- A crossbow bolt and a ball of flame shot into the guards at the gate.
- Usually, it took a long time to load a crossbow bolt into the bow.
- Jonathan pulled out the shaft of the crossbow bolt, leaving the tip still embedded.
- The astonished defenders recovered in a few moments and began pelting the attackers with arrows and bolts once again.
- Once Richard had been felled by a bolt from a crossbow, Philip began to enjoy success on the battlefield.
- He let the bolt of the crossbow go without a second thought.
- The sniper crossbow fires bolts that set whatever they hit aflame.
- Crossbow bolts and arrows passed like clouds across the face of the sun.
- Crossbow bolts filled the air, making lethal whistling noises as they whizzed past.
- A group of soldiers come out with crossbows ready, their bolts burning at the end.
- He was hit with a bolt from the crossbow and then struck a number of times across the back of the head.
- This crossbow had a silver bolt loaded into it, and three more bolts with it.
- Rich pulled the trigger of his crossbow and the bolt shot out.
- There were two awful thuds as the crossbow bolts buried themselves in the captain's back.
- Alex reached over and grabbed one of the bolts from the crossbow.
- I rubbed the thin, pale scar on my arm where the crossbow bolt had grazed me.
- The bolt left the crossbow with amazing velocity, striking the target with near-perfect accuracy.
3.2bolt (of lightning) — rayo masculine
- a bolt from the blue — un acontecimiento inesperado
- A small bolt of lightning flashes, and the thunder follows soon after.
- A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.
- The night was pitch-black, and the only source of light was from the lightning bolts which flashed through the darkened sky every now and then.
- The boy was doing homework on his computer when a bolt of lightning struck him on the back.
- Neighbours looked on in horror as a bolt of lightning hit the rear of a block of flats.
- A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.
- Some of the more spectacular and scary displays of lightning feature forked lightning bolts.
- A cricketer was killed by a lightning bolt in a country league game in New South Wales state, police said Saturday.
- The heritage railway is now faced with the task of replacing all of the electrical items in the station, which were frazzled by the bolt of lightning.
- A bolt of lightning hit his house earlier this month and damaged most of the electrical equipment inside.
- A bolt of lightning flashed across the horizon and lit the sky.
- There's a loud crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning shoots across the sky.
- She saw a flash of blue as a bolt of lightning struck the awning outside the shop.
- Dozens of lightning bolts lit the night sky as an electrical storm swept the region.
- A lightning bolt struck outside the window, shedding some light on the empty bed before him.
- Like sheet lightning, these flashes are created by lightning bolts, but are in thunderstorms more than 10 miles away.
- Suddenly, the forest lit up as five bolts of white lightning rained down from the sky.
- Accompanied by a sharp crash of thunder, a bolt of lightning came down from the sky and struck a nearby oak tree.
- Suddenly, out of the sky, a bolt of lightning flashed down at the travelers.
- There was a sudden flash of white light and a jagged bolt came down from the night sky.
1(fasten with bolt)atornillarsujetar con un tornillosujetar con un pernothe tables are bolted to the floor — las mesas están sujetas con pernos al suelo / están atornilladas al suelo
2(window/door) echarle el pestillo a(door/window) echarle el pasador a(door/window) echarle el cerrojo athe doors were locked and bolted — las puertas estaban cerradas con llave y tenían echado el cerrojo
1bolt upright — tieso
- he suddenly sat bolt upright in bed — se irguió de repente en la cama
1(horse) desbocarse(person) echar a correr(person) salir corriendo(person) salir disparadohe bolted for the door — echó a correr / salió corriendo hacia la puerta
- If the horses had bolted or if a rocket had hit us we could have been killed.
- He then felt a strong impulse coming from his stomach and he then bolted for the nearest bathroom, however he couldn't remember where one was.
- The tavern-master yelled at the figure bolting up the stairs.
- They were enjoying a horse drawn carriage ride to the Briksdal Valley glacier when one of the dozen or so horses bolted on the way back.
- Instead Sam bolted for the stairs that lead to the upper floor of the house.
- You were knocked unconscious and your horse bolted for home.
- A plane homed in on the Corolla, and, as the family bolted from the car, bombs fell within a few feet of them.
- The instant the reins were passed, the horse bolted to a full gallop flying down the dirt road.
- Wild animals shook at the sound of the hounds; deer bolted for the hills.
- The immediate counter to that concern is that the horse has already bolted out of that barn.
- There were no visible signs of dementia or signs she might bolt into Canada if we all stopped looking for just one second.
- Buddy bolted towards the hospital room, arriving just as Maureen was leaving.
- The cat bolted off the road, maddened by the sudden noise and left the devastating scene far behind.
- After all, what kind of person would bolt from a new party so soon after they helped to create it?
- The wolf bolted from the alley.
- Steve bolted from the office leaving a perplexed Mrs. Smythe in his wake.
- Police and a vet were called, but the distressed cow bolted across greens and fairways and out of reach of pursuers trying to corner it in order to sedate it.
- I too, had no choice, for my mare fairly bolted after them, and I held on as hard as I could.
- Nobody in the neighborhood apparently paid special attention to the fugitives' activities until after they had bolted.
- One of the horses bolted - possibly because it had been bitten or stung by an insect - and caused the rest of the animals to stampede.
- Ryan bolted up the stairs and Sheehan went barreling after him.
- George bolted, and Scott, my other pal was closet to the gang now, walking down the hill after us.
- Suddenly a huge bang is heard and both horses bolt for it.
- Any actual customers had bolted from the place with half eaten whoppers in their hands fearing some kind of massive overthrowing or revolt.
- A teenage girl from South Yorkshire died instantly after her horse bolted out of control and into the path of a car, an inquest heard yesterday.
- The unattended horse bolted and damaged the plaintiff's property.
- There was a considerable amount of equine rebellion as horses spooked, bolted and whirled.
- Without thinking, Ryan bolted up the stairs, leaving the children to struggle on their own.
- Buddy bolted, bounding down the driveway and across the street, heading right for me.
- Startled, the horse bolted, carrying its rider away even faster, though the rider was worried only about holding on.
- In the semi-final Michael bolted into the changing rooms because he didn't want to take a penalty!
- A small black cat bolted across the road in the direction Star was traveling.
- I'll usually bolt out of bed and stumble around as if drunk, in an effort to find the obnoxious noise and shut it off.
- I practically bolted from the car and towards the bridal room.
- The gong sounded, and as the boys bolted forward, Nicola suddenly went light-headed.
- Two sheep bolted through the opening she had left, then stopped, staring wild-eyed into the night.
- With no person on the sled to slow it down, the dogs bolted.
- Then both William and Ashley bolted for their respective rooms.
- Wearing traditional garb and astride a horse, her cover was blown when the beast bolted and threw her off, exposing her camera.
- Once I was done I nearly bolted out of the lobby and the station.
2(produce seeds early)producir flores y semillas antes de tiempo
- Most of the herbicides work best before the weeds have bolted.
- They bolt quickly, flower and before you know it, they are setting seed.
- If present, these weeds should be treated by mid-April, before weeds bolt.
- By now most of your herbs have bolted to seed and should be re-planted.
- Once established, plants are more likely to grow large and bolt on a rock or moss substrate with low than with high leaf litter cover.
- Use transplants in February for a quick crop of lettuce and broccoli before the weather heats up and the plants bolt.
- One of the three plants that bolted did so in its second year and two in their third year.
- It bolts and flowers two or three weeks before other common mustard species.
- Coriander grows well in autumn, winter and spring but tends to bolt to seed in the hot weather.
- For obvious reasons, this method is not compatible with mowing or spraying after plants bolt.
- Plants bolt quickly, too, so sow seeds in small batches every few weeks.
- Alternatively, whole plants were allowed to bolt.
- New leaves begin to form on rosettes in early March, about the same time plants that are old enough to flower start bolting.
- Newer varieties offered by the seed companies are slow to bolt in summer heat, and can be used to extend the growing season.
- Grown outdoors they tend to bolt in summer but indoors or under a cloche they should crop right through until Easter.
- Over the years I've learned to plant black radish after midsummer so it will not bolt to flower before forming a root.
- The only caveat is they have a tendency to bolt to flower and seed as days become longer in spring.
- Hot weather will cause the plants to bolt just like regular mustard.
- Here's something I can't seem to plant enough of and it only grows in cool weather, bolting to seed at the slightest hint of heat.
- Separate analyses were conducted for plants bolting in 1986, 1987, and 1988.
1(dash)to make a bolt for sth
- they made a bolt for freedom — se escaparon
- I made a bolt for the door — corrí / me lancé hacia la puerta
1(of cloth)rollo masculine
- Hurriedly, he held up two bolts of fabric, one green, one blue.
- These people, according to the entrepreneur, have to run around picking up bolts of fabric to get clothes stitched.
- Bella could see here there, sitting thoughtfully amongst the bolts of fabric.
- We played with the bolts of silk for quite a long time and finally settled on five different patterns.
- You can buy it from fabric stores that stock bolts of fabric, or you can order it from fabric books.
- Your closest quilt shop is getting new bolts of fabric in now.
- In some pieces, he attached cardboard tubes or bolts of fabric that stand out a foot or more from the wall, and other times he left large gaping holes in the canvas.
- The traveling merchants usually stocked bolts of cloth and sewing notions such as needle and thread and had stands on which to measure the cloth.
- The guards checked their wares, and finding only bolts of cloth and a few jars of spice, allowed them to pass.
- How many bolts of cloth do they use to create one of his suits?
- Perhaps, Rebekah mused, she could ask for the scraps at the end of fabric bolts and make a rag rug for the cold wooden floor.
- As she was sealing it Maria came bustling into the room, carrying large bolts of fabric.
- There are bolts of taupe fabric draped on the windows, and the lighting is muted.
- She grabbed my pack and opened it, pulling out a couple of bolts of cloth.
- Elaborate caliper rules were developed to measure cloth on the bolt, without unwinding it.
- In the haberdashery department, he found gloves and other items lying around outside of their boxes and bolts of fabric lying on dirty floors.
- Georgie is at the head of them all pulling half-sewn gowns and bolts of fabric out of a trunk.
- In the basement is the cutting room, where huge bolts of cloth are readied to be made into men's T-shirts and underwear.
- Vandy hurried up and down a rolling ladder with various bolts of cloth, putting one back almost as soon as she pulled it out.
- Cows wander the streets, ragged children pester dogs with sticks, tailors teeter past on bicycles balancing bolts of fabric.
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