peón


peón
m.
1 unskilled laborer, labourer, laborer, day laborer.
2 pawn, chess pawn.
3 farm-hand, ranch hand.
4 top, spinning top.
5 mine prop.
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peón
nombre masculino
1 (trabajador) unskilled labourer (US laborer)
2 (agrícola) farm hand, farm worker
3 (en el ajedrez) pawn
4 (peonza) top, spinning top
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FRASEOLOGÍA
peón caminero road mender
peón de albañil building labourer (US laborer)
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SM
1) (Téc) labourer, laborer (EEUU); esp LAm (Agr) farm labourer, farmhand; (Taur) assistant; Méx (=aprendiz) apprentice; (=ayudante) assistant

peón caminero — navvy, roadmender

peón de albañil — bricklayer's mate

2) (Ajedrez) pawn
3) (Mil, Hist) infantryman, foot-soldier
4) (=peonza) spinning top
5) (Mec) spindle, shaft
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masculino
1) (Const) laborer*; (Agr) (esp AmL) agricultural laborer*, farm worker
2) (en ajedrez) pawn; (en damas) piece, checker (AmE), draughtsman (BrE)
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= hand, farm worker, labourer [laborer, -USA], jockey, pawn, farmworker [farm worker], farm-hand, farm labourer, harvest hand.
Ex. The clicker paid each man according to what he had set, keeping for himself a share equal to that of the most productive hand.
Ex. In rural areas, too, great variations in wealth exist side by side, from affluent farmers and landowners on the one hand, to extremely low-paid farm workers on the other.
Ex. Special colleges were established offering technical and practical programs for farmers and laborers.
Ex. But unless technical staff want to remain in a servant role as mere tool jockeys, they must complete the evolution from craftsperson to professional.
Ex. The protagonist becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.
Ex. School librarians regularly visit farmworkers' labour camps to help with the literacy needs of migrant children.
Ex. The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
Ex. Despite these hardships, farm laborers enjoy their work since they like to be outdoors near plants and animals.
Ex. So thousands of harvest hands come and go every year like birds of passage.
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* peón agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
* peón caminero = road worker.
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masculino
1) (Const) laborer*; (Agr) (esp AmL) agricultural laborer*, farm worker
2) (en ajedrez) pawn; (en damas) piece, checker (AmE), draughtsman (BrE)
* * *
= hand, farm worker, labourer [laborer, -USA], jockey, pawn, farmworker [farm worker], farm-hand, farm labourer, harvest hand.

Ex: The clicker paid each man according to what he had set, keeping for himself a share equal to that of the most productive hand.

Ex: In rural areas, too, great variations in wealth exist side by side, from affluent farmers and landowners on the one hand, to extremely low-paid farm workers on the other.
Ex: Special colleges were established offering technical and practical programs for farmers and laborers.
Ex: But unless technical staff want to remain in a servant role as mere tool jockeys, they must complete the evolution from craftsperson to professional.
Ex: The protagonist becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal.
Ex: School librarians regularly visit farmworkers' labour camps to help with the literacy needs of migrant children.
Ex: The agricultural labourer receiving payment in kind was a married farm-hand with a one-year contract and whose wife had the duty to milk the cows morning and night.
Ex: Despite these hardships, farm laborers enjoy their work since they like to be outdoors near plants and animals.
Ex: So thousands of harvest hands come and go every year like birds of passage.
* peón agrícola = farm labourer, farm worker.
* peón caminero = road worker.

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peón
masculine
A
1 (Const) laborer*
2 (esp AmL) (Agr) agricultural laborer*, farm worker, ranch hand
Compuestos:
peón albañil
(bricklayer's) laborer*, building laborer*
peón caminero
road worker, roadmender, navvy (BrE colloq)
peón de brega
bullfighter's assistant (who draws the bull to the picador)
B (Jueg)
1 (en ajedrez) pawn; (en damas) piece, checker (AmE), draughtsman (BrE)
2 (trompo) spinning top
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peón sustantivo masculino
1 (Const) laborer(conjugate laborer);
(Agr) (esp AmL) agricultural laborer(conjugate laborer), farm worker;
peón albañil (building) laborer(conjugate laborer);

peón caminero road worker
2 (en ajedrez) pawn;
(en damas) piece, checker (AmE), draughtsman (BrE)
peón sustantivo masculino
1 unskilled labourer o US laborer
2 Ajedrez pawn
'peón' also found in these entries:
English:
farmhand
- labourer
- pawn
- farm
- hand
- laborer
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peón nm
1. [obrero] unskilled labourer
Comp
Taurom peón de brega bullfighter's assistant;
peón caminero roadworker, Br navvy
2. [en granja] farmhand, farm worker
3. [en ajedrez] pawn
4. [peonza] (spinning) top
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peón
m
1 en ajedrez pawn
2 trabajador laborer, Br
labourer
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peón nm, pl peones
1) : laborer, peon
2) : pawn (in chess)
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peón n
1. (obrero) labourer
2. (en ajedrez) pawn

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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