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(tool)martillo masculinethe hammer and sickle — la hoz y el martillo
- to go at it hammer and tongs — (work) trabajar a toda máquina
- Before you hit your sales reps with a lot of questions or break out the hammer and nails to begin building displays, do an assessment of your shop.
- Then pull out the nails with a hammer or locking pliers.
- Use a ball-peen hammer or a block of wood and a nail hammer to knock the tool head out of the ferule on the handle.
- To drill through the tile you will need a hammer, a nail set, an electric drill and a masonry bit a little larger than the diameter of the screws you use.
- Although the small shop houses a grinder-buffer, drill, bench sander and electric saw, most of the tools are primitive looking hammers, mallets and anvils.
- They would also have used tools such as planes, axes, adzes, draw knives, wedges, knives, chisels, hammers, mallets, awls, gouges, and spoon augers (a type of drill).
- Use a hammer and nail set to drive them below the surface.
- Grip pressure should be firm but not tight - about the way you would grip a hammer's handle while driving nails.
- Much of the work is done manually using basic tools like hammers, shovels, axes and mammoties, a spade-like implement common throughout Sri Lanka.
- If all you have in your home is a broken screwdriver, a hammer without a handle, and one wrench you hope will happen to fit whatever bolt you encounter, you need some help.
- I moved on to the engine room and took a good look around the engine and workshop area, which still held tools, spanners and hammers!
- To do this, he says, you need two basic tools: a hammer and a screwdriver.
- It wasn't until early last fall that I actually pulled it out of the plastic tub that houses my hammer, nails, and other unused tools.
- He began the process of clipping various tools to his brother's belt - nail gun, replacement clips, throwing chisels, hammers, saw blades, sander, drill bits.
- They have nail guns, hammers, drills, the whole lot; everything they need to facilitate the destruction.
- Most of the project requires basic wood-working tools - a circular saw, a saber saw, an electric drill, a hammer, and a nail set.
- In addition to Mike's skill and knowledge on the golf course, he's pretty handy with a hammer and nails and has quite a selection of tools in the garage.
- Use a hammer and nail set or an electric drill with countersink bit to join the frame pieces.
- I also need a hammer and nails, picture hooks and the step ladder.
- That wood was probably going to go to some company and be used to make door stops or handles for axes or hammers or something like that.
1.2(auctioneer's gavel)mazo masculinemartillo masculinean important painting is to go under the hammer at next Tuesday's sale — el martes que viene se rematará un cuadro importante South America
- A auctioneer lowers his hammer as a painting believed to be a work by Vincent Van Gogh is sold for US $550,000 in Tokyo yesterday.
- Worrall's book is a warning to anyone lured by the auctioneer's hammer.
- This slim fast-talking man is a whiz with an auction hammer.
- Before I knew it my arm flew up, the auctioneer banged the hammer down and she was mine!
- City fans will be given a chance to get hold of their own piece of football history when items from Maine Road go under the auctioneer's hammers.
2.1(in piano)macillo masculine
- Frames and slides are made to his specifications by a vendor, as are screws and springs, but Brown machines sears, hammers, safeties and most of the other small parts.
- The SFS adds a mechanical hammer block to prevent the hammer from hitting the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled.
- If struck a hard blow, the hammers are designed to shear rather than override the sears.
- On the other hand, Debussy seems at times to call for a delicacy beyond the capability of fingers or for a piano which has no hammers at all.
- The safety also blocks the hammer from contact with the firing pin.
2.2(in gun)percusor masculinepercutor masculine
2.3(in ear)martillo masculine
- There they became the anvil and the hammer, minute bones that transmit sound from the eardrum to the stirrup bone and, ultimately, to the inner ear.
- The findings are drawn from examination of the hammer, anvil and stirrup bones in the ears of Homo heidelbergensis fossils, also known as Boxgrove Man.
- The drum vibrates with the sound and rattles three small bones: the hammer, anvil and stirrup.
3Sportmartillo masculineto throw the hammer — lanzar el martillo
- who won the hammer? — ¿quién ganó en martillo?
4literary(crushing opponent)azote masculine literary
1(nail) clavar(metal) martillar(metal) batirshe tried to hammer the rules into them — intentó meterles las reglas en la cabeza
- And what about if the hockey was taking place on the same field that they were throwing the hammer and javelin.
- He towered above others and could throw the hammer to a distance of around 190 feet.
- Aidan Kelly scored top points when finishing in 1st place in the hammer with a throw of 36.24.
- It is an Olympic sport, like rifle shooting, and throwing the hammer or the discus.
- We are very strong here in Sligo on the track, but quite weak in some field events such as pole vault, high jump and hammer.
- For Skyrac AC Nicola Jackson threw the hammer 39.22m for sixth place.
- Olympic hammer champion Szymon Ziolkowski of Poland set a new world championship record to win gold ahead of Asian record holder Koji Murofushi.
- There is also a track surface to provide a run-up for the javelin meaning the only disciplines the facility cannot currently play host to is the hammer and pole vault.
- In the under-17 events, James Nagle won gold in the hammer and shot putt contests.
- The City of Glasgow athlete has thrown 55.10m in the hammer this season - well over the qualification mark for the World Juniors.
con un martillo
2(hit)he hammered the ball into the net — clavó el balón en la red
3informal(defeat)darle una paliza a informalthey were / got hammered in their last game — les dieron una paliza en el último partido informal
4(criticize)(person/policy/novel) triturar(person/policy/novel) criticar
5to get hammered — emborracharse
1(strike)dar golpesdar martillazosto hammer at sth — golpear algo
- to hammer on sth — golpear algo
- to hammer on the door — golpear la puerta
- the rain was hammering on the roof — la lluvia martilleaba / golpeteaba sobre el tejado
2(throb)my heart was hammering — el corazón me latía con fuerza
- my head was hammering — tenía la cabeza a punto de estallar
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