In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- La carraca de precisión proporciona una presión de medición adecuada para lecturas precisas.
- La llave de carraca se utiliza para apretar tuercas y tornillos en lugares inaccesibles y resulta muy útil para cambiar la batería.
1.2(de una herramienta)ratchet
2informal(trasto, cacharro)wreck informalmi reloj está hecho una carraca — my watch has had it informal
3Colombia(de un animal)jawbone
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