[ban-duh-ree-air-oh, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raw, -ye-]
- a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.
Origin of banderillero
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Examples from the Web for banderillero
A banderillero sat on a chair and made the bull charge at him.With the Battle Fleet
When the banderillero is awkward, they rain on him with potatoes.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
The banderillero assented with a nod while awaiting her question.
One day Carmen sent for the banderillero to come to see her.
The banderillero took the jokes of the swordsman and his manager calmly.
- a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull
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