burladero

noun
bur·​la·​de·​ro | \ ˌbu̇r-lə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce burladero (audio) , ˌbər- \
plural burladeros

Definition of burladero

: a wooden shield near the wall in a bullring for bullfighters to take shelter behind if pursued

First Known Use of burladero

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burladero

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

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“Burladero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burladero. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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