Translation of wildcat in Spanish:

wildcat

gato montés, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwaɪl(d)kæt//ˈwʌɪl(d)kat/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(European)

      gato montés masculine
      • Since Dolly's creation in 1996 a variety of other animals have been duplicated, including a caracal cat and an African wildcat.
      • A big wildcat can kill roe deer fawns, and sometimes even does.
      • Domestic cats are thought to have descended from the African subspecies of the wildcat.
      • Dresser's team is fine-tuning the cloning of small cats like the African wildcat, as well as the largest: tigers.
      • Over the years, Owen Newman and I had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.

    • 1.2US (bobcat)

      lince masculine
      • Though more tolerant of people than many other wildcats, bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.
      • A highly adaptable wildcat of North America, the Bobcat has managed to survive in healthy numbers in a variety of habitats, consuming a diverse spectrum of prey, in both wild and inhabited regions.

  • 2

    (woman)
    fiera feminine
    • I soon found out she was not a kid. She was a regular little wildcat.
    • I think she played the boss' daughter and Kevin liked her but she was a real wildcat.
  • 3

    (oil well)
    pozo de exploración masculine
    • Peak exploration was in 1985 when 184 wildcats were drilled.

adjective

  • 1

    (risky)
    (speculation/project) arriesgado
    (project/speculation) riesgoso Latin America
    • Those of you who might consider investing in a wildcat venture should also remember that the quality of geologic professional advice varies.
    • Naturally no banker likes to see money drawn out of his institution and put into a wildcat investment where neither he nor anybody else thereabout will ever see it again.
  • 2

    (strike) salvaje
    • And when shop floor workers became dissatisfied, they staged increasing numbers of ‘unofficial’ or wildcat strikes.
    • The effect of the industrial action was compounded by a wildcat strike held by railway train guards the same morning.
    • This has seen members strike for two days in both February and April, and take part in a number of unofficial wildcat strikes.
    • And at the time of writing we are seeing the first unofficial wildcat strikes in the civil service for 16 years!
    • The 12-month dispute saw extensive industrial action, including wildcat strikes by teachers and walkouts by students.
  • 3US

    (speculative)
    exploratorio