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.

Nearby words

  1. bandelier,
  2. bandelier, adolph francis alphonse,
  3. bandello,
  4. bandello, matteo,
  5. banderilla,
  6. banderole,
  7. bandersnatch,
  8. bandfile,
  9. bandgap,
  10. bandh

Origin of banderillero

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

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British Dictionary definitions for banderillero

banderillero

/ (ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ, -riːˈljɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull
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