In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(holding up roof etc)puntal masculineshe was his prop in times of crisis — ella era su apoyo / sostén en momentos de crisis
- The entire structure is supported with conventional props and crossbeams.
- 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.
- 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.
- I've still got the props up supporting the house.
2(in rugby)pilar masculine
- Tighthead prop Eddie Andrews was another man who grew in stature as the match wore on.
- You can set your clock by the substitution of the tight-head prop forward.
- Loosehead prop Mike Coetzee stood his man well, but needs to be more mobile.
- The spirit in the side was perhaps epitomised by the courage shown by loosehead prop Alastair Lyon.
- Al Baxter returns as the starting tighthead prop, pushing Matt Dunning back to the bench.
- ‘Shiney’ didn't have time to kill the engine before the prop bit the ground, forcing the tail of the Hurricane skywards.
- I was walking across a dark, busy flight deck and was heading toward turning props and moving aircraft.
- Soon friction heat started to melt the prop's magnesium housing as the prop's gear shaft ground away at the housing.
- 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.
- 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.
- With an engine failure, the prop couldn't be feathered.
- This time, immediately after takeoff, the right prop governor failed and the prop feathered.
- The high friction then caused the weakened propeller shaft to break and the prop tore away taking the shaft with it.
- 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.
- Your mechanic should check the prop for nicks, chips and overall condition.
- 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.
- Soon black smoke poured from its exhaust and the prop was feathered to try and save the engine, but it was too late.
- In a turboprop aircraft, putting the props in the beta position creates an extraordinary speed brake.
- Fortunately, there was a heated hangar and the new prop was hung in about an hour.
- The No.3 engine had a prop replaced a week prior, and flight deck indicator lights now point out a malfunction.
- 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.
1to 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
- He leaned back on one foot and propped his bayonet against the wall.
- As she took a step forward, her hand hit the picture frame she had propped on her desk.
- A book was propped on his knee, and his face was in shadow.
- His right foot was propped up against the wall, and his hands were in his pockets.
- Eva pulled Anthony into a sitting position and propped him against the wall.
- Her feet were propped up on the table and she was looking at some papers in her hands.
- She pulled Kaitlin's gaunt body into a sitting position and propped her against the headboard.
- There were old bales of hay propped in odd corners of the property, covered in snow.
- She propped the note on the night stand next to Russell's side of the mattress and returned to the door to gaze out.
- Vice propped his bass on the stand and sprinted to the house next door.
- 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.
1accesorio masculineobjeto de utilería masculineobjeto del attrezzo masculine Mexico Spainhe 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 — utilería
- The use of candles is clever, with them used as both a prop and a lighting source.
- It involved actors and local children who had attended workshops beforehand to produce props and costumes.
- The curtains may have shut, but no one switched you off and packed you up with props and costumes in a musty room.
- The set, lighting, costumes and props - along with a kooky, swinging Vegas-style soundscape - are outstanding.
- Before recording, have your props and costumes organized and tape log sheets prepared.
- Instead, he hires models and sets up a scene with props and costumes, and then photographs them.
- He could not occupy the drawer space because it was filled with the props.
- The group started to do ‘community cabarets,’ using costumes and props, scripts, and themes.
- 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.
- The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
- At this point the story becomes truly curious - more than a morality tale with sparkling costumes and inventive props.
- The pair's ambition is to make their living producing scenery, costumes and props for museums, theatres, themed bars, film and television.
- Anita's visual interpretation using excellent lights, costumes and props makes this production an enriching experience.
- O'Neil handled props on this film and went on to helm a few others.
- It looks like a prop from the last Flinstones movie.
- 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.
- He is assisted by a set decorator, who actually builds the props.
- Then they reach deeper into their bag of tricks for ever bigger props and effects.
- Her ensuing characters are deftly created without props or costumes.
- We also had provided them with disguise materials and props that would help fill out their roles.
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