palanca

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Noun[edit]

palanca f (plural palanche)

  1. money
  2. board
    for use in construction, scaffolding or furniture-making

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish palanca, from Latin phalanga (roller; pole), from Ancient Greek φάλαγξ (phálanx, log; phalanx).

Noun[edit]

palanca f (plural palancas)

  1. stake (long, sharp piece of wood)
  2. lever (long, rigid object used to transmit force)
  3. (military architecture, historical) a rampart with palisades or stakes
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Zulu mpalanka.

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Noun[edit]

palanca f (plural palancas)

  1. roan antelope (Hippotragus equinus, an antelope of the African savannah)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alar ‎(“haul”) + panca. Cf. Portuguese alavanca, English plank, planch and Spanish plancha.

Noun[edit]

palanca f (plural palancas)

  1. lever
  2. leverage, influence
  3. joystick
  4. handle (on a toilet)
  5. diving board
  6. (soccer) chip, chipped shot

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