In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(car/boat/trailer) remolcar(car/boat/trailer) llevar a remolquethey towed the car away — se llevaron el coche a remolque
- our car has been towed — la grúa nos ha llevado el coche
1Nautical Motor vehiclesremolque masculineto give sth/sb a tow — remolcar algo/a algn
- on tow — vehículo remolcado
- in tow — a remolque
- to take a car/boat in tow — remolcar un coche/bote
- she arrived with her relatives in tow — llegó con sus parientes a la zaga
- before noun tow hook — gancho de remolque
- In the past, the police have had to tow vehicles out of the way because buses cannot come through.
- Another factor was that big cars would always be needed to tow boats and caravans, he said.
- After towing the boat off the beach, locals left it anchored just off the coast.
- So if you're a looking for something to tow a large boat or caravan this vehicle certainly has the horses under the bonnet to do so with ease.
- There were parking attendants and tow trucks there issuing tickets and towing vehicles away.
- His vehicle, which was towing a trailer, had a hydraulic winch, used for driving fence posts, mounted on the front.
- A member has recently alerted us to a potential insurance problem with regard to towing boat trailers with hired vehicles.
- Traffic coming up the busy main road was directed around the smashed cars for about an hour until both vehicles were towed away.
- Officers spotted the car, which was towing a speed boat on a trailer, being driven erratically.
- Crew members have been ordered to wear gas masks until the ship is towed to port, which may take several days.
- It was followed on the road by a van towing a trailer and behind that again was a car, which collided with the back of the trailer.
- Unless you tow a boat or trailer, or need an SUV to earn a living, is an eight-cylinder engine worth the extra cost of taking out a large loan?
- Presumably that hitch is used to tow a boat, or a big camping trailer, or something like that.
- Not only cars pass me at these speeds but lorries and, would you believe, cars towing caravans!
- A fleet of classic tractors tow passenger-carrying trailers around the perimeter road, taking visitors to the prime viewing locations all around the circuit.
- Following a whopping breakfast we followed guide Greg, towing the boat with his pick-up truck, down to the boat ramp.
- They particularly want to hear from the occupants of two vehicles, a white caravanette and a car towing a caravan, who may have seen the accident.
- He will be supported by his wife and two friends travelling in a back-up vehicle towing a caravan.
- An hour or two later, the ferry tows the gigs home.
- Most current visitors come by car, though a good many of these vehicles are also towing boats.
1(fibers for rope)estopa feminine
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