puntilla

noun

pun·​ti·​lla
pün‧ˈtē(y)ə
plural -s
: a dagger used to sever a bull's spinal cord in bullfighting

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Puntilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puntilla. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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