There are 2 translations of mothball in Spanish:

mothball1

Pronunciation: /ˈmɔːθbɔːl; ˈmɒθbɔːl/

n

  • bola (f) de naftalina to put a plan/project in mothballs aparcar* or archivar un plan/proyecto the battleship was put in mothballs after the war después de la guerra, mandaron el buque a la reserva

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Word of the day mandíbula
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Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.

There are 2 translations of mothball in Spanish:

mothball2

vt

  • [ship] mandar a la reserva; [program/project] aparcar*, archivar; [supplies] dejar en depósito the steelworks will be mothballed until a buyer is found van a cerrar la acería hasta que surja un comprador
    More example sentences
    • The notion that the country can sustain a capable defence force by mothballing equipment is laughable.
    • Other mothballed military facilities are available if the number of detainees continues to rise.
    • Along with a cancellation of the Shuttle NASA should mothball the space station.
    More example sentences
    • When market forces caught up with the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, many of its research-cum-defense projects were mothballed.
    • Earlier plans were mothballed when fund managers lost their appetite for another semi-state sell-off.
    • His untimely death meant the project was effectively mothballed, although it toured as a series of exhibitions during the 1970s.

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Word of the day mandíbula
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jaw …
Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.