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American English: /wɑd/
British English: /wɒd/

Translation of wad in Spanish:


  • 2 2.1 (of paper, cloth) a wad of (absorbent) cotton or (British) cotton wool
    un pedazo de algodón
    Example sentences
    • She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
    • I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
    • You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
    2.2 (in cartridge, cannon)
    Example sentences
    • Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.
    • We were hoping that it would actually contain shot and a wad and other materials which occasionally happens.
    • The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.

transitive verb present participle wadding past tense, past participle wadded

  • 1 (fill, pack)
    Example sentences
    • He took it to his bed and then dumped out several wadded garments.
    • Thinly wadded and intricately stitched, all-white quilts represent a high point in the development of North Country quilting.
    • The Americans travel in convoys, wadded in Kevlar and helmets, guns held ready.
    Example sentences
    • Ever resourceful, she wadded some toilet paper between it and the door frame and found that it stayed shut.
  • 3 (form into wad)
    hacer un taco con
    Example sentences
    • He wadded the stained shirt into a ball and threw it so that it hit Ian in the face.
    • Nice of you to wad up all the goodwill you've accumulated and flush it down the toilet.
    • Kevin wadded up a sleeping bag to use as a pillow and jammed it under his arm.
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