cuadrilla

noun
cua·​dri·​lla | \ kwä-ˈdrē-yə How to pronounce cuadrilla (audio) , -ˈdrēl- How to pronounce cuadrilla (audio) \

Definition of cuadrilla

: the team assisting the matador in the bullring

First Known Use of cuadrilla

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuadrilla

Spanish, diminutive of cuadra square, from Latin quadra

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“Cuadrilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuadrilla. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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