Translation of gingerly in Spanish:
- [touch/test/handle] con cuidado or cautela he edged gingerly across the bridge cruzó el puente apenas atreviéndose a pisarExample sentences
- He jumped as flames licked his tail and sprinted gingerly away, careful to avoid more pain.
- When he returns I'm sitting gingerly in the corner of the very small dance floor.
- Nicky returned from washing his hands and sat gingerly on the edge of the sofa.
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A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.