Translation of lighter in Spanish:

lighter

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪtər; ˈlaɪtə(r)/

n

  • 1 1.1
    (cigarette lighter)
    encendedor (m), mechero (m) (Spain/España) (before noun/delante del nombre) lighter fuel (gas) gas (m) para encendedores (fluid) líquido (m) para encendedores
    1.2 (for gas stove) encendedor (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • Open flames, cigarettes, matches, lighters, pilot lights, or electric sparks can cause the chemicals in the paint strippers to suddenly catch fire.
    • Then gently warm the metal sleeve with a small flame from a cigarette lighter and pull the ring off using a pair of pliers.
    • It is believed a flame from a cigarette lighter ignited oxygen at the man's bedside.
  • 2 (barge) gabarra (f), barcaza (f)
    More example sentences
    • In watercraft delivery, cases of MREs are loaded onto lighters, flat-bottomed boats, or barges and transported from port to port.
    • Such lighters, usually flat-bottomed barges, were used in lightening or loading and unloading vessels that could not be wharfed, or where harbour facilities were underdeveloped or too small.
    • On the Gallipoli peninsula, seaborne landings were made in 1915, despite the fact that no specially designed craft were available, troops transferring from seagoing vessels to lighters to be ferried ashore.

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