es·​to·​ca·​da | \ ˌestəˈkädə \
plural -s

Definition of estocada

: 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

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History and Etymology for estocada

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

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“Estocada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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