volapié

noun
vo·​la·​pié | \ ˌvōləpēˈā \
plural -s

Definition of volapié

: 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

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History and Etymology for volapié

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 26 Sep. 2021.

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