muleta

noun
mu·le·ta | \ mü-ˈlā-tə , myü- \

Definition of muleta 

: 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

First Known Use of muleta

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muleta

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

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