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Spanish Word of the Day: Zapata

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Zapata

Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 10/1/2008
Word: Zapata
(za-PA-ta), sustantivo femenino.
English: brake shoe
Etymology: Del turco zabata
Meaning: Pieza puesta horizontalmente sobre la cabeza de un pie derecho para sostener la carrera que va encima y aminorar su vano.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la arquitectura II
Example:

“Guerra echó de ver junto al techo de su aposento una zapata de mampostería desfigurada por sucesivas capas de cal...” Benito Pérez Galdós, Ángel Guerra.

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