[kwah-dree-yuh, -dreel-yuh; Spanish kwah-th ree-lyah, -th ree-yah]
- the group of assistants serving a matador in a bullfight, consisting of three banderilleros and two picadors.
Origin of cuadrilla
1835–45; < Spanish: group, gang (orig. one of four groups), diminutive of cuadra < Latin quadra side of a square
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Examples from the Web for cuadrilla
Certainly; he intends to join the Cuadrilla this evening at the ford of the Rubio.
He went, about two hours back, to the camp of the Cuadrilla to bring help.
The cuadrilla made a last charge for the purpose of disengaging the general.The Rebel Chief
Do not be frightened, I am not fond of chattering; how much do you offer me for my cuadrilla?The White Scalper
Help them, Senor Carson; help them, and my cuadrilla and I will be yours to command!The Wolf Cub