burladero

noun

bur·​la·​de·​ro ˌbu̇r-lə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce burladero (audio)
ˌbər-
plural burladeros
: a wooden shield near the wall in a bullring for bullfighters to take shelter behind if pursued

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from burlar to make fun of, elude, from burla joke

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of burladero was in 1890

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“Burladero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burladero. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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