noun mu·le·ta \mü-ˈlā-tə, myü-\

Definition of muleta

  1. :  a small cloth attached to a short tapered stick and used by a matador in place of the large cape during the final stage of a bullfight

Origin and Etymology of muleta

Spanish, crutch, muleta, diminutive of mula she-mule, from Latin, feminine of mulus mule

First Known Use: 1791

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