Definition of matador
: a bullfighter who has the principal role and who kills the bull in a bullfight
Recent Examples of matador from the Web
Two men (a nurse and a journalist) share a friendship while caring for their girlfriends (a dancer and a matador), who are both comatose.
In afternoon bullfights, the bulls face matadors and almost certain death. Herding the bulls through the streets of Pamplona dates back to the 13th century to corral the bulls into a bullfighting ring.
Her 160 career RBI are also fifth in conference history and second in Matadors chronicle.
A few pitches later McGonigle hit a routine ground ball to first base that was bobbled, allowing McGonigle to reach base and bringing home Jake Hassard to to put the Matadors ahead 2-1.
KUH has others of these large Matador row homes from as low as the $760s, from the $930s for super-wide designs with main-floor masters.
But Theus said he was sold on Paras’ ability to make the Matadors relevant in the Big West again.
Softball | Mount Miguel The junior pitched three complete games and batted .667 in the playoffs, leading the Matadors to the San Diego Section Division V crown.
Altuve followed with a two-run single on a sharp grounder that skipped past third baseman Ehire Adrianza, who left his matador’s cape in the dugout in a spot start for an ill Miguel Sano.
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Origin and Etymology of matador
Spanish, from matar to kill
First Known Use: 1681See Words from the same year
MATADOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of matador for English Language Learners
: the person who has the major part in a bullfight and who kills the bull
MATADOR Defined for Kids
Definition of matador for Students
: a bullfighter who plays the most important human part in a bullfight
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