Translation of figurehead in Spanish:

figurehead

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪgjərhed; ˈfɪgəhed/

noun/nombre

  • [Nautical/Náutica] mascarón (masculine) de proa he's merely a figurehead no es más que una figura decorativa
    More example sentences
    • The incomers were principally craftsmen, carving ships' figureheads and occasional portrait busts.
    • She reached the anchored ship and recognized the figurehead upon its prow.
    • Some boats are shown with cabins, prows and figureheads and some carry animals.

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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.