de·​re·​cha·​zo | \ ˌderəˈchä(ˌ)sō\
plural -s

Definition of derechazo

: a close pase in bullfighting done with the muleta in the right hand — compare natural

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History and Etymology for derechazo

Spanish, from derecho right hand (from derecho, adjective, right, from Latin directus straight, direct) + -azo, suffix used to denote a blow of a (specified) nature

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