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ridge

Pronunciation: /rɪdʒ/

Translation of ridge in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in plowed field) caballón (masculine); (on wall) resalto (masculine), protuberancia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • While the ventral face of the centrum generally is covered with an undulating pattern of faint ridges, the lateral surfaces are more or less smooth.
    • The varnish smoothes out the gaps and ridges on the surface of the teeth and prevents the build-up of plaque, which causes decay.
    • Using pipe insulation, carpet padding and polyurethane fill, he has raised ridges and mounds within his paint surfaces.
    1.2 (of hills) cadena (feminine); (hilltop) cresta (feminine); (on ocean floor) arrecife (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Midweek, Stefan's group will visit the villages of Magura and Pestera, where houses are built along the mountain ridges which flank deep ravines and valleys.
    • Venus has a complex surface, with plains, mountains, volcanoes, ridges, rift valleys, and a few impact craters.
    • With its river beds, attractive hill ridges and stunning mountains, it provides city dwellers access to nature right on their doorstep.
    1.3 (on roof) caballete (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The continuous surface helped by removing the requirement for distinctions between wall and roof, eliminating all need for ridges, eaves and even changes of plane.
    • The ridge of the upper-floor ceiling is offset from the central ridge of the gable roof above.
    • Roof ridges had to be carefully supported in their original positions to retain the roof's authentic curvature.
    1.4 [Meteorol] a ridge of high pressure un sistema de altas presiones

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [ground] acaballonar

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