picador

noun pic·a·dor \ ˈpi-kə-ˌdȯr , ˌpi-kə-ˈdȯr \

Definition of picador

plural picadors play \ˈpi-kə-ˌdȯrz, ˌpi-kə-ˈdȯrz\ or picadores play \ˌpi-kə-ˈdȯr-ēz\
: a horseman in a bullfight who jabs the bull with a lance to weaken its neck and shoulder muscles

Origin and Etymology of picador

Spanish, from picar to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccare — more at pike


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