noun, plural ban·de·ril·las [ban-duh-ree-uh z, -reel-yuh z; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lyahs, -yahs] /ˌbæn dəˈri əz, -ˈril yəz; Spanish ˌbɑn dɛˈri lyɑs, -yɑs/.
Origin of banderilla
Examples from the Web for banderilla
And the smile was as a banderilla to her niece's goaded spirit.New Faces|Myra Kelly
These touch-and-go experiments form no part of the strict duties of the chulo; his exclusive province is the banderilla.
The jaunty insouciance of the young range-rider irritated him as a banderilla goads a bull in the ring.Steve Yeager|William MacLeod Raine
Nacional, with the banderilla in his hand, attracted the bull to the centre of the plaza.The Blood of the Arena|Vicente Blasco Ibez