Translation of primer in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpraɪmər; ˈpraɪmə(r)/


  • 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable 1.1 (paint) imprimación (f), base (f)
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    • Paint each plate rail with primer and two coats of white enamel.
    • Research shows that one coat of tinted primer and one coat of paint will give you a better paint job than two coats of paint.
    • Sand the areas until they are smooth and coat them with interior primer and let it dry completely.
    1.2 (explosive) cebo (masculine)
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    • When a firing pin drops on a primer igniting the powder charge, the cartridge and cylinder move slightly forward.
    • Lead is a key component in primers as well as bullets, and is responsible for holding together other chemicals that create the controlled explosion of the primer.
    • The honest concern is about airborne lead ejected by the primer and bullet when a cartridge is fired.
  • 2 countable/numerable (textbook) manual (masculine)
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    • I've been for the last couple of years, looking at children's books, looking at primers that kids read in first grade and second grade, over this century.
    • Children used to learn to read from primers that showed pictures of things with their names underneath, to teach them what the written signifier meant.
    • Gaustad's work is unique in this regard and will serve as one of the best historical primers on the subject for years to come.

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