Translation of coletazo in English:

coletazo

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  • 1.1 (con la cola) volcó la embarcación de un coletazo it capsized the boat with a swipe of its tail intentando evitar los coletazos de los tiburones trying to avoid the lashing o/or thrashing tails of the sharks 1.2 [Automovilismo/Cars] al salir de la curva dio un coletazo the car fishtailed o/or the rear of the car skidded as we came out of the curve 1.3 (de un movimiento, régimen) la dictadura está dando los últimos coletazos the dictatorship is in its death throes

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The deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.