arrastre

noun

ar·​ras·​tre
əˈräˌstrā
plural -s
1
Philippines : the operation of receiving, conveying, and loading or unloading merchandise on piers or wharves
2
[Spanish, literally, dragging] : the act or process of dragging a dead bull from the ring after a bullfight

Word History

Etymology

Philippine Spanish, from Spanish, haulage, dragging

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“Arrastre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrastre. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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