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Spanish Word of the Day: Tirachinas

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Tirachinas

Armas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 6/19/2012
Word: Tirachinas
(ti-ra-CHI-nas) Sustantivo masculino
English: catapult
Etymology: Palabra compuesta con el verbo tirar, lanzar y el sustantivo china, piedra pequeña
Meaning: Horquilla con mango a cuyos extremos se unen los de una goma para estirarla y disparar así piedrecillas, perdigones, etc.
Topic:Armas
Example:

“…mis viejos amigos, que seguían matando tordas con el tirachinas…” Miguel Delibes, Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja

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