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compartment

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɑːrtmənt; kəmˈpɑːtmənt/

Translation of compartment in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of bag, desk, refrigerator) compartimento (masculine), compartimiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He found a large plastic container in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator containing what appeared to be frozen soup.
    • The lower section even contains a compartment offering an additional five litres of storage space.
    • Similar to an airplane meal in presentation, the food is served in various compartments of a square container that can be used for everything from a takeout lunch to a well-balanced supper.
    1.2 (in train) (British English/inglés británico) [Railways/Ferrocarriles] compartimento (masculine), compartimiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The teak-bodied carriage has two first-class compartments - one for smokers and the other for non-smokers - and two toilets.
    • As the railway compartment became a popular venue for fictional mayhem when crime fiction flowered from the later Victorian years almost all cases involved men attacking men.
    • For the time being, home was a railway compartment with a very hard bunk, in a train which made many inexplicable stops.

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