volapié

noun

vo·​la·​pié
ˌvōləpēˈā
plural -s
: a method of killing a bull in which the matador advances head on toward the bull and lunges in over the horns to drive the blade between the shoulders

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, literally, foot flight, from volar to fly (from Latin volare) + pie foot, from Latin ped-, pes foot

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“Volapié.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volapi%C3%A9. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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