In Spanish there are a lot of compound words:

The common thing among them is that the noun part is always in plural form. So I wonder, are there any compound words in Spanish (in the form "verb+noun") with the noun expressed in singular?

  • Note that I'm not asking for a complete list, just if there are any.
    – Charlie
    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:46

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Yes, there are.
A couple examples come to mind:

  • quemarropa, from quemar + ropa: close range, like in shots fired so close to someone that they leave burn marks in their clothes.
  • cubrecama, from cubrir + cama: bed cover.

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