In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of ship)tajamar masculine
- Although her hull was wood, it was completely protected by armor plates above the waterline and copper sheathing below, and also featured a concave cutwater at the bow.
- It is constructed on massive foundations and lower courses, with cutwaters upstream, in typical Roman form.
2(of bridge)espolón masculine
- This strength is reinforced by the slight curvature of the structure, by the cutwaters on the upstream side of the uprights, and by the wide span of the lower tiers of arches (especially the centre one).
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