banderillero

[ ban-duh-ree-air-oh, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raw, -ye- ]
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noun,plural ban·de·ril·le·ros [ban-duh-ree-air-ohz, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raws, -ye-]. /ˌbæn də riˈɛər oʊz, -rilˈyɛər-; Spanish ˌbɑn dɛ riˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/.
  1. a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.

Origin of banderillero

1
Fist recorded in 1790–1800; from Spanish, equivalent to banderill(a) + -ero;see origin at banderilla, -ary

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How to use banderillero in a sentence

  • Nevertheless, he loved his banderillero, mindful of his attachment which had sometimes risen to the point of sacrifice.

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  • Maybe the banderillero even dreamt that a part of the swordsman's fortune might fall into the hands of these god-children.

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  • Gallardo, throwing himself back with laughter, saluted his banderillero, imitating the bellowing of a bull.

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  • He ran past the banderillero, and threw himself down the stairs, followed by Nacional.

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  • The banderillero obeyed from force of habit but grumbled when he heard that Doa Sol was going with them.

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British Dictionary definitions for banderillero

banderillero

/ (ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ, -riːˈljɛərəʊ) /


nounplural -ros
  1. a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull

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