cerrojo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a modification of Old Spanish berrojo (influenced by the verb cerrar (to close)), from Vulgar Latin *verruculum, from Latin vericulum, diminutive of verū (dart).

Compare development of Portuguese ferrolho.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cerrojo m (plural cerrojos)

  1. (in a lock or weapon) bolt
    echar el cerrojo
    bolt up the door
  2. (in sports) very aggressive or defensive tactics.