There are 2 translations of wildcat in Spanish:

wildcat1

Pronunciation: /ˈwaɪldkæt/

n (plural wildcats or , wildcat)

  • 1 1.1 (European) gato (masculine) montés
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    • Over the years, Owen Newman and I had filmed cheetahs, lions, leopards, African wildcats and servals (for the first ever film of them) but never caracals.
    • Since Dolly's creation in 1996 a variety of other animals have been duplicated, including a caracal cat and an African wildcat.
    • Dresser's team is fine-tuning the cloning of small cats like the African wildcat, as well as the largest: tigers.
    1.2 (bobcat) (especially American English/especialmente inglés norteamericano) lince (masculine)
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    • A highly adaptable wildcat of North America, the Bobcat has managed to survive in healthy numbers in a variety of habitats, consuming a diverse spectrum of prey, in both wild and inhabited regions.
    • Though more tolerant of people than many other wildcats, bobcats tend to avoid large cultivated areas.
  • 2 (woman) fiera (feminine)
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    • I think she played the boss' daughter and Kevin liked her but she was a real wildcat.
    • I soon found out she was not a kid. She was a regular little wildcat.
  • 3 (oil well) pozo (masculine) de exploración
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    • Peak exploration was in 1985 when 184 wildcats were drilled.

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vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of wildcat in Spanish:

wildcat2

adj

(before noun, no comparative/delante del nombre, sin comparativo)
  • 1.1 (risky) [project/speculation] arriesgado, riesgoso (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)
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    • Those of you who might consider investing in a wildcat venture should also remember that the quality of geologic professional advice varies.
    • Naturally no banker likes to see money drawn out of his institution and put into a wildcat investment where neither he nor anybody else thereabout will ever see it again.
    1.2 [strike] salvaje
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    • And when shop floor workers became dissatisfied, they staged increasing numbers of ‘unofficial’ or wildcat strikes.
    • And at the time of writing we are seeing the first unofficial wildcat strikes in the civil service for 16 years!
    • This has seen members strike for two days in both February and April, and take part in a number of unofficial wildcat strikes.
    1.3 (speculative) (American English/inglés norteamericano) exploratorio

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.