plural -s
: the thrust of the matador's sword used in the final stage of a bullfight and aimed to pass through the neck and kill by striking the aorta

Word History


Spanish, from Old Spanish estoque estoc (from Middle French estoc) + -ada -ade

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“Estocada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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