Translation of wad in Spanish:


fajo, n.

Pronunciation: /wɑd//wɒd/


  • 1

    (roll, bundle)
    (of notes) fajo masculine
    (of papers) montón masculine
    (of papers) tambache masculine Mexico
    (tied together) lío masculine
  • 2

    • 2.1(of paper, cloth)

      taco masculine
      a wad of (absorbent) cotton / cotton wool un pedazo de algodón
      • But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
      • See, the doctor not just bandaged Bobby himself, but stuck a big wad of gauze into the slice she'd put in him, to keep it open and to help it drain.
      • When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.
      • Have a large plate or tray with a wad of kitchen paper and a slotted spoon handy, and warm a serving dish.
      • He had vehemently denied that syringes used in the hospital ended up in adjacent medical shops, and that bloodied cotton wads made good stuffing for mattresses.
      • I must have had a thick wad of cotton stuffed in there.
      • I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
      • Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.
      • How can you look good when you're basically a face protruding from an amorphous wad of cloth?
      • She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.
      • You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
      • He grabbed a wad of toilet paper and folded it up, pressing it hard to slow the blood, then shrugged on his bathrobe and went back to his bed.
      • She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
      • When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.
      • These are plaited into single strands and a loose wad of silk tied to the end.
      • I wrapped the finger in a wad of paper towels and held my hand above my head to slow the bleeding.
      • From 1947 until 1961, disposable diapers were a wad of tissue paper sandwiched between two pieces of plastic film.
      • She hops out into the garden, does a sort of discreet cough, and up comes a nice neat little wad of hair, no fuss, and no mess.
      • In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.
      • Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.

    • 2.2(in cartridge, cannon)

      taco masculine
      • The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.
      • Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12-gauge shotguns.
      • We were hoping that it would actually contain shot and a wad and other materials which occasionally happens.
      • Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.
      • At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fill, pack)
  • 2

    (stuff, pad)
    (garment) acolchar
  • 3

    (form into wad)
    (cloth/paper) hacer un taco con