puntilla

noun
pun·ti·lla | \ pün‧ˈtē(y)ə \
plural -s

Definition of puntilla 

: a dagger used to sever a bull's spinal cord in bullfighting

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History and Etymology for puntilla

Mexican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish punta, punto point, from Latin punctum

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