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m.
  1. (cabello) hair
  2. (de la barba) whisker
  3. (de cepillo) bristle
  4. zoology (piel) fur, coat
  5. botany, ornithology down
  6. (filamento) strand, fiber
  7. arms, armaments hair trigger
  8. technical hairspring
  9. (del tejido) nap, pile
  10. (de la madera) grain
  11. (seda) raw silk
  12. jewelry cloud, flaw
  13. figurative (nadería) trifle, nothing

Idioms:
agarrarse or asirse de un pelo
figurative to grasp at straws
al pelo
  1. with the grain or nap
  2. figurative (a punto) just right, perfectly
  3. (a tiempo) right on time
a medios pelos
tipsy, tight
a pelo
  1. with the grain or nap
  2. (sin aparejo) bareback
  3. (sin sombrero) hatless
  4. figurative (a punto) just right, perfectly
  5. (a tiempo) right on time
contra pelo
  1. against the grain or nap
  2. figurative (inoportunamente) inopportunely
cortar un pelo en el aire
figurative to be sharp as a tack
estar hasta los pelos
to be fed up
hombre de pelo en pecho
forceful man
no tener pelo de tonto
figurative, colloquial to be nobody's fool
no tener pelos en la lengua
figurative, colloquial to be outspoken, not to mince words
no verle el pelo a alguien
to see neither hide nor hair of someone
pelo arriba
against the grain or nap
pelo de camello
camel hair
pelo de Judas
  1. (cabello) red hair
  2. (persona) redhead
pelos y señales
figurative chapter and verse
ponérsele a uno los pelos de punta
figurative, colloquial to make one's hair stand on end
por los pelos or por un pelo
figurative by the skin of one's teeth
tomar a alguien el pelo
figurative to pull someone's leg, tease
traído por los pelos
far-fetched
venir al pelo
  1. (ser perfecto) to be just right
  2. (ser oportuno) to come in handy, come just in time
Inflected Forms: pelos - masc

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