manoletina

noun
ma·no·le·ti·na | \məˌnōləˈtēnə\
plural -s

Definition of manoletina 

: a right-handed pase in bullfighting in which a piece of the muleta is held by the left hand behind the back

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History and Etymology for manoletina

Spanish, from Manolete (Manuel R. Sánchez) †1947 Spanish matador + -ina (from feminine of -ino -ine, from Latin -inus)

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