parrilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish parrilla (literally grill)

Noun[edit]

parrilla (plural parrillas)

  1. A form of torture where the victim is strapped to a metal frame and subjected to electric shock.
    • 2012, J. Patrice McSherry, Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (→ISBN), page 188:
      He described how Tenorinho was subjected to cruel tortures after proclaiming his innocence: he denied everything. Then they started to strike him. He was then brought to the parrilla, [the grill]. The parrilla was where we applied electric torture. It has this name because, in Argentina, the parilla is where you grill beef.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish parrilla.

Noun[edit]

parrilla m (plural parrillas)

  1. grill, barbeque (equipment)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From parra (grapevine) +‎ -illa

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Noun[edit]

parrilla f (plural parrillas)

  1. grill
    Synonym: plancha
  2. (figuratively) grid
    parrilla de salidastarting grid
    • 2020 April 28, “El Govern plantea ocho franjas horarias para evitar aglomeraciones en la calle”, in La Vanguardia[1]:
      En concreto, la Generalitat ha esbozado una parrilla “bajo criterios científicos y sanitarios” que fija la salida para la práctica deportiva de 6 a 8 horas; []
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  3. small grapevine
  4. (Latin America) luggage rack
    Synonyms: portaequipajes, baca

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