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Spanish Word of the Day: Metralleta

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Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/25/2012
Word: Metralleta
me-tra-LLE-ta Sustantivo femenino
English: submachine gun, tommy gun
Etymology: Del francés mitraillete
Meaning: Arma de fuego automática, de cañón más corto que el fusil y de gran velocidad de disparo.

"...le peinaron la espina dorsal con el cañón frío de una metralleta antes de conducirlo a la Prefectura" Alfonso Grosso, La zanja.