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[bur-luh-dair-oh, boo r-; Spanish boor-lah-th e-raw] /ˌbɜr ləˈdɛər oʊ, ˌbʊər-; Spanish ˌbur lɑˈðɛ rɔ/
noun, plural burladeros
[bur-luh-dair-ohz, boo r-; Spanish boor-lah-th e-raws] /ˌbɜr ləˈdɛər oʊz, ˌbʊər-; Spanish ˌbur lɑˈðɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
a wooden panel, located a short distance from and parallel to the bullring wall, behind which a bullfighter can seek protection from a bull.
Origin of burladero
1935-40; < Spanish, equivalent to burlad(o), past participle of burlar to scoff at, ridicule (derivative of burla ridicule, joke, perhaps < Late Latin burra trifle, literally, wool, fluff) + -eroLatin -ārium -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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