picador


pic·a·dor

noun \ˈpi-kə-ˌdr, ˌpi-kə-ˈ\
plural picadors \-ˌdrz, -ˈdrz\ or pic·a·do·res \ˌpi-kə-ˈdr-ēz\

Definition of PICADOR

:  a horseman in a bullfight who jabs the bull with a lance to weaken its neck and shoulder muscles

Origin of PICADOR

Spanish, from picar to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccare — more at pike
First Known Use: 1797

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