farol

noun

fa·​rol
fəˈrōl,
-rȯl
plural farols
-lz
or faroles
-ˌlās
: a pase in bullfighting in which the matador swirls the cape back over his head, drawing the bull closely around

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, lantern, probably modification of Catalan faró, from Greek pharos lighthouse

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“Farol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farol. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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