Translation of coletazo in English:

coletazo

masculine noun

  • 1

    (con la cola)
    volcó la embarcación de un coletazo it capsized the boat with a swipe of its tail
    • intentando evitar los coletazos de los tiburones trying to avoid the lashing / thrashing tails of the sharks
  • 2

    Motor Vehicles
    al salir de la curva dio un coletazo the car fishtailed / the rear of the car skidded as we came out of the curve
  • 3

    (de un movimiento, régimen)
    la dictadura está dando los últimos coletazos the dictatorship is in its death throes