Translation of silo in Spanish:

silo

Pronunciation: /ˈsaɪləʊ/

noun/nombre (plural -los)

  • 1.1 [Agric] silo (masculine)
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    • Just as I imagined it, with cows everywhere and lots of farms, silos, grain elevators, lakes - the whole nine yards.
    • Machine sheds, empty livestock buildings, and silos can all hold grain, provided you do some preparation work.
    • Be ready to point out the similarity between a wind tower and existing communications towers, or even grain elevators and silos, he said.
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    • At this point the stover part of the plant has good digestibility, and the moisture is usually in the desired range for storage in airtight silos.
    • The buildings, ranged along a street, are simple stone structures with only one room, but all equipped with silos or dolia (enormous storage jars) partly buried in their floors.
    • He feeds silage when lack of rain reduces pasture potential, ensiling sorghum-Sudangrass, soybeans or pasture clippings in trench silos.
    1.2 (for missile) silo (masculine)
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    • This system allowed Looking Glass to transmit launch codes to the intercontinental ballistic missiles in their underground silos should ground launch control centers become disabled.
    • Protected in underground silos, the new missiles were ready for immediate launch.
    • In August 1965, a civilian crew was working underground in the silo of this missile site and a fire erupted, killing 53 workers.

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