picador

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

Definition of picador

plural

picadors

play \-ˌdȯrz, -ˈdȯrz\ or

picadores

play \ˌpi-kə-ˈdȯr-ēz\
  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1797


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