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double-action
American English: /ˈdəbəl ˈækʃən/

Translation of double-action in Spanish:

adjective

  • de doble acción
    Example sentences
    • A new, double-action vaccine that protects children against diphtheria and whooping cough at the same time was described at the Atlantic City meeting of the American Public Health Association last week.
    • It was now precision built of hollow aluminum tubing and boasted an adjustable, double-action spring.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.