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Spanish Word of the Day: Tenaza

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Tenaza

Léxico relacionado con las herramientas III

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/5/2004
Word: Tenaza
(te-NA-za) Sustantivo femenino
English: pliers
Etymology: Del latín tenaces
Meaning: Instrumento de metal, compuesto de dos brazos trabados por un clavillo o eje que permite abrirlos y volverlos a cerrar, que se usa para sujetar fuertemente una cosa, o arrancarla o cortarla.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con las herramientas III
Example:

"…los bravos, uno a la tenaza, que volvía y revolvía"

Manuel Azaña, El jardín de los frailes p.125 Ed. El País

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