banderillero

[ ban-duh-ree-air-oh, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raw, -ye- ]
/ ˌbæn də riˈɛər oʊ, -rilˈyɛər-; Spanish ˌbɑn dɛ riˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ- /

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-/.

a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.

Origin of banderillero

1790–1800; < Spanish, equivalent to banderill(a) banderilla + -ero -ary
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banderillero

/ (ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ, -riːˈljɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull

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