ar·​ras·​tre | \ əˈräˌstrā \
plural -s

Definition of arrastre

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

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History and Etymology for arrastre

Philippine Spanish, from Spanish, haulage, dragging

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“Arrastre.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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