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concertina

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnə; ˌkɒnsəˈtiːnə/

Translation of concertina in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • concertina (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [file/pleats] de fuelle, de acordeón
    Example sentences
    • The boot, with a 500-litre capacity, is a double-decker with a false floor, which can be folded, concertina style, to reveal a handy hideaway for valuable bits and pieces.
    • On a number of wards bathrooms were separated only by a small curtain or concertina door from the main ward.
    • Because we were in the open without any facilities around, the detainees were temporarily being held on a patch of desert closed off by concertina wire.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • aplastarse como un acordeón

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