noun mu·le·ta \mü-ˈlā-tə, myü-\

Definition of MULETA

:  a small cloth attached to a short tapered stick and used by a matador in place of the large cape during the final stage of a bullfight

Origin of MULETA

Spanish, crutch, muleta, diminutive of mula she-mule, from Latin, feminine of mulus mule
First Known Use: 1838

Rhymes with MULETA


Next Word in the Dictionary: muleteerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: mule skinnerAll Words Near: muleta
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears