There are 2 main translations of prop in Spanish

: prop1prop2

prop1

puntal, n.

Pronunciation /prɑp//prɒp/

noun

  • 1

    (holding up roof etc)
    puntal masculine
    she was his prop in times of crisis ella era su apoyo / sostén en momentos de crisis
    • I've still got the props up supporting the house.
    • Creating an intense heat and light that at once attracts and repels, the hand leans backwards, resting on a prop not unlike the beams used to construct roofs of houses.
    • You can paint the prop if you like, but copper-based paint won't stay on a bronze prop (nor bronze rudders and struts) for long.
    • The entire structure is supported with conventional props and crossbeams.
  • 2

    (in rugby)
    pilar masculine
    • Al Baxter returns as the starting tighthead prop, pushing Matt Dunning back to the bench.
    • Loosehead prop Mike Coetzee stood his man well, but needs to be more mobile.
    • Tighthead prop Eddie Andrews was another man who grew in stature as the match wore on.
    • The spirit in the side was perhaps epitomised by the courage shown by loosehead prop Alastair Lyon.
    • You can set your clock by the substitution of the tight-head prop forward.
  • 3slang

    Aviation
    hélice feminine
    • As my speed carried me over him his prop sliced through my undercarriage, slashing the fuselage.
    • Most of the aircraft have no logbooks, have run-out engines and props, and need a lot of work.
    • We were too late trying to feather the prop - all the oil was gone.
    • I told the flight engineer about the prop and called for an emergency shutdown of No.3.
    • Soon black smoke poured from its exhaust and the prop was feathered to try and save the engine, but it was too late.
    • I was walking across a dark, busy flight deck and was heading toward turning props and moving aircraft.
    • The left prop stayed on but dropped off when the aircraft was picked up, I think.
    • The engine went to Sam Thompson, the prop to California Propeller and parts to other contractors.
    • The aircraft was heavily damaged with the prop destroyed and one wing mangled.
    • Once again, the prop is used to rotate the engine and make sure that those points open and close at the correct timing marks on the crankshaft.
    • Soon friction heat started to melt the prop's magnesium housing as the prop's gear shaft ground away at the housing.
    • In a turboprop aircraft, putting the props in the beta position creates an extraordinary speed brake.
    • This time, immediately after takeoff, the right prop governor failed and the prop feathered.
    • Your mechanic should check the prop for nicks, chips and overall condition.
    • The No.3 engine had a prop replaced a week prior, and flight deck indicator lights now point out a malfunction.
    • With an engine failure, the prop couldn't be feathered.
    • ‘Shiney’ didn't have time to kill the engine before the prop bit the ground, forcing the tail of the Hurricane skywards.
    • So there you are, rolling along the runway at full throttle, but the prop can't provide sufficient thrust as it bites into the reduced air density.
    • Fortunately, there was a heated hangar and the new prop was hung in about an hour.
    • The high friction then caused the weakened propeller shaft to break and the prop tore away taking the shaft with it.

transitive verb

  • 1

    to prop sth against sth apoyar algo en/contra algo
    • it was propped against the wall estaba apoyado en / contra la pared
    • the door was propped open with a brick un ladrillo mantenía la puerta abierta
    • She pulled Kaitlin's gaunt body into a sitting position and propped her against the headboard.
    • His right foot was propped up against the wall, and his hands were in his pockets.
    • He leaned back on one foot and propped his bayonet against the wall.
    • Lia leaned back against the sofa, her legs casually propped on the table.
    • She came back to reality to find herself propped against a tree.
    • A book was propped on his knee, and his face was in shadow.
    • There were old bales of hay propped in odd corners of the property, covered in snow.
    • Her feet were propped up on the table and she was looking at some papers in her hands.
    • Vice propped his bass on the stand and sprinted to the house next door.
    • As she took a step forward, her hand hit the picture frame she had propped on her desk.
    • Eva pulled Anthony into a sitting position and propped him against the wall.
    • She propped the note on the night stand next to Russell's side of the mattress and returned to the door to gaze out.

There are 2 main translations of prop in Spanish

: prop1prop2

prop2

accesorio, n.

Pronunciation /prɑp//prɒp/

noun

Cinema Theatre

  • 1

    accesorio masculine
    objeto de utilería masculine
    objeto del attrezzo masculine Mexico Spain
    he uses his hat as a comic prop se vale del sombrero como elemento cómico
    • she's in charge of props está a cargo de la utilería
    • before noun prop or props department attrezzo
    • The use of candles is clever, with them used as both a prop and a lighting source.
    • He could not occupy the drawer space because it was filled with the props.
    • Instead, he hires models and sets up a scene with props and costumes, and then photographs them.
    • Sitters could not only choose their pose, but also select from a variety of costumes, backdrops and props to create a fantasy setting and transform themselves into the figure of their imaginations.
    • Then they reach deeper into their bag of tricks for ever bigger props and effects.
    • It involved actors and local children who had attended workshops beforehand to produce props and costumes.
    • The pair's ambition is to make their living producing scenery, costumes and props for museums, theatres, themed bars, film and television.
    • It looks like a prop from the last Flinstones movie.
    • O'Neil handled props on this film and went on to helm a few others.
    • We also had provided them with disguise materials and props that would help fill out their roles.
    • He is assisted by a set decorator, who actually builds the props.
    • The set, lighting, costumes and props - along with a kooky, swinging Vegas-style soundscape - are outstanding.
    • The curtains may have shut, but no one switched you off and packed you up with props and costumes in a musty room.
    • Her ensuing characters are deftly created without props or costumes.
    • At this point the story becomes truly curious - more than a morality tale with sparkling costumes and inventive props.
    • Before recording, have your props and costumes organized and tape log sheets prepared.
    • The group started to do ‘community cabarets,’ using costumes and props, scripts, and themes.
    • The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
    • Anita's visual interpretation using excellent lights, costumes and props makes this production an enriching experience.
    • The cast double as stage hands, choreographed to slide props around the stage when they are not speaking or move chairs to imitate the steps of an elephant.