calaban

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

calaban (plural calabans)

  1. (Jamaican) A trap for birds or animals, consisting of a box propped up with bait underneath.

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kalaˈban/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧la‧ban

Noun[edit]

calaban (plural: calaban dem, quantified: calaban)

  1. A box-and-stick type trap for birds. (bird trap)
    • 2002, Frederic G. Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page, Dictionary of Jamaican English (in English), →ISBN, page 89:
      CALABAN [] A box-like trap made of sticks, used to catch ground-walking birds. []
      []

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

calaban

  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) imperfect indicative form of calar.
  2. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural imperfect indicative form of calar.