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thumbscrew
American English: /ˈθəmˌskru/
British English: /ˈθʌmskruː/

Translation of thumbscrew in Spanish:

noun

  • empulgueras (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The other mutineers, after torture with thumbscrews, were whipped and had ashes, salt and pepper rubbed into their wounds.
    • As he was walking past a ship chandler's shop, he was shocked to see handcuffs, leg shackles, and thumbscrews in the window.
    • One is not bound to regard torture as only present in a mediaeval dungeon where the appliances of rack and thumbscrew or similar devices were employed.

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