Translation of blade in Spanish:

blade

Pronunciation: /bleɪd/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of knife, razor, saw, sword) hoja (feminine); (of ice skate) cuchilla (feminine)
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    • Lay the clove on a cutting board and smash it with the flat of a knife blade.
    • The captured prince screamed and tried to get out of her grasp but she had the sharp blade of a knife pressed against his throat.
    • The knife was like a pocket knife, but bigger, the blade was still sharp.
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    • The four wheels and the metal plate on a roller skate are much heavier than the single blade on an ice skate.
    • He listened to the blades of Lydie's ice-skates glide across the ice smoothly.
    • Young men on blades are willing to do anything - take a puck in the face, throw their bodies into places they don't belong.
    1.2 (sword) [literary/literario] acero (masculine) [literary/literario]
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    • Daggers, blades and scimitars like his looked to be the weapon of preference.
    • He sidestepped and took a wild swing at her back, to be met by an arcing sword that struck his blade out of his hand and sent it whirling.
    • One look at the sword, a slender blade as smooth as ice, and she felt her mind sliding into soft clouds.
  • 3 [Botany/Botánica] 3.1 (of grass) brizna (feminine) not a blade of grass will grow there ahí no crece ni una brizna de hierba 3.2 (of leaf, petal) limbo (masculine)
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    • The iliac blade tapers and thins ventrally so that its ventral surface forms a sharp ridge.
    • The collar is where the leaf blade visually breaks away from the sheath and the stalk.
    • They climb on leaf blades and clip them off, causing the blades to fall unconsumed to the ground.
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    • The natural element could be a leaf, a blade of grass, or a flower.
    • Not a leaf, not a blade of grass, stirred in the sultry air.
    • It is an exciting moment for me when I see a blade of grass or see a leaf of a tree, and when I listen to birds chattering and to running water in a stream.
  • 4 (young man) [archaic] gallardo joven (masculine)
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    • They were triumphant and he felt like a dashing young blade in football.
    • In the nightclubs of wartime London, young blades trying to impress their girlfriends would turn up sometimes wearing German uniforms.
    • I should mention that we young blades came from the north side of the bog, a distance of more than two miles.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.