trinquete

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French trinquet.

Noun[edit]

trinquete m (plural trinquetes)

  1. (nautical) foremast, foresail
  2. (mechanics) ratchet
  3. (mechanics) ratchet wheel and pawl (entire mechanism)
  4. A variety of a Basque pelota court
  5. (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, colloquial) strong person, titan, powerhouse, beast

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From trincar.

Noun[edit]

trinquete m (plural trinquetes)

  1. (Mexico, colloquial) rip-off, ripoff
  2. (Mexico, colloquial) bribe or bribery, shady deal, corrupt affair (usually of a public official)