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What's Spanish for “Skid-steer loader”?

My kid, like most kids, has an inclination for construction vehicles. Sometimes, he'll pick a book full of construction-vehicle vocabulary for me to read and, when that book is in English, I often ...
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Are “grúa” and “grulla” etymologically related?

In English, mechanical "cranes" are thus named for their likeness to the bird, "crane". In Spanish, the mechanical crane is called a grúa and the bird a grulla; is this similarity a coincidence, or ...
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Why is a “jack” called a “gato”?

Español ¿Por qué se llama "gato" a un "jack"? Esto es, el gato hidráulico o mecánico que se usa para levantar grandes pesos. Para mí, un "jack" no se parece para nada al animal "gato". English Why ...