[ban-duh-ree-air-oh, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raw, -ye-]
- a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.
Origin of banderillero
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Examples from the Web for banderillero
A banderillero sat on a chair and made the bull charge at him.With the Battle Fleet
When the banderillero is awkward, they rain on him with potatoes.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
One day Carmen sent for the banderillero to come to see her.
The banderillero assented with a nod while awaiting her question.
The banderillero took the jokes of the swordsman and his manager calmly.
- a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull
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