Hay 2 definiciones de mule en inglés:

mule1

Silabificación: mule
Pronunciación: /myo͞ol
 
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sustantivo

1The offspring of a donkey and a horse (strictly, a male donkey and a female horse), typically sterile and used as a beast of burden. Compare with hinny1.
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  • The Israelites used various beasts of burden - mules, horses, camels and oxen.
  • The pack mules carrying the gold ore scattered in all directions, spilling ore over a wide area.
  • Instead we often get stuck riding a reliable mule up a rough trail.
1.1A person compared to a mule, especially in being stubborn or obstinate.
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  • We're two stubborn old mules who need to have their own way.
  • An angry David Whitechapel was a stubborn mule, which refused to budge.
  • I don't think Franzen is particularly gifted but he is a mule.
1.2 informal A courier for illegal drugs.
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  • The profits are enormous and there is no shortage of impoverished drugs mules prepared to swallow tiny packets of pure cocaine and smuggle them into Britain.
  • This is an indication that international drugs gangs are increasingly using mules to smuggle the narcotic into the country.
  • Police warned that she and other sniffer dogs would be regularly used to stop so-called human mules bringing down drugs from London to sell in Southampton and Portsmouth.
1.3A small tractor or locomotive, typically one that is electrically powered.
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  • The trolley pole is mounted on a cylindrical bearing member secured to the side of an electric mule or locomotive for pivotal movement about a vertical axis.
  • Mules are very tough machines and are about the perfect size.
2A hybrid plant or animal, especially a sterile one.
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  • Finch mules have always been more difficult to breed than the canaries or finches themselves, but some were less difficult than others.
  • Some of the considerable biodiversity of corals may come from underwater versions of mules, say researchers.
  • A total of 989 female ducks were studied over three generations, as well as 4025 purebred offspring and 4125 male mule offspring.
2.1Any of several standard crossbred varieties of sheep.
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  • Special sale of mules, Greyface ewe lambs, on Saturday, September 11.
  • Another local farmer, Neil Heseltine, from Malham, was awarded a prize for his local pair of mule gimmer lambs.
3 (also spinning mule) A kind of spinning machine producing yarn on spindles, invented by Samuel Crompton (1753–1827) in 1779.
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  • His near contemporary, the shy and upright Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule that allowed Britain to corner the market in fine-spun cottons.
  • When we look at it now we think of the great inventor Samuel Crompton, who grew up there and invented his spinning mule within its walls.
  • After the invention of the hand-operated cotton mule spinning machine in the 1760's, that time dropped to 300 hours.
4A coin with the obverse and reverse of designs not originally intended to be used together.
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  • There are three recognised mule coins from the Republic of India.
  • On Feb. 7 of that year, the Secret Service, after examining the mule, returned the coin to Baller, accompanied by a letter from Special Agent Richard M. McDrew.

Origen

Old English mūl, probably of Germanic origin, from Latin mulus, mula; reinforced in Middle English by Old French mule.

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Hay 2 definiciones de mule en inglés:

mule2

Silabificación: mule
Pronunciación: /myo͞ol
 
/

sustantivo

A slipper or light shoe without a back.
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  • Throwbacks to a swell fashion trend of yesteryear, they spice up any pair of shoes, from ballet flats to mules or slinky stilettos.
  • A bare foot is what grips your foot to the shoe and keeps the mules from being treacherous.
  • Avoid skinny heels, even if they're low, and avoid mules or slingbacks until you're more comfortable.

Origen

mid 16th century: from French, 'slipper'.

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