- cordón (masculine) a police cordon un cordón policialMore example sentences
- Following the discovery, police threw a cordon round the area and set up a 24-hour guard to protect the site.
- Soldiers forming a cordon around the police station became involved, and a wall was demolished by a British tank as they struggled to ‘collect’ the men, the MoD said.
- Police set up cordons around the area and closed the lower end of the High Street while firefighters began carrying out their investigations.
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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.