Translation of wad in Spanish:

wad

Pronunciation: /wɑːd; wɒd/

noun/nombre

  • 2 2.1 (of paper, cloth) taco (masculine) a wad of (absorbent) cotton o (British English/inglés británico) cotton wool un pedazo de algodón 2.2 (in cartridge, cannon) taco (masculine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-dd-)

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