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barrera

[ buh-rair-uh; Spanish bahr-re-rah ]
/ bəˈrɛər ə; Spanish bɑrˈrɛ rɑ /
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noun, plural bar·re·ras [buh-rair-uhz; Spanish bahr-re-rahs]. /bəˈrɛər əz; Spanish bɑrˈrɛ rɑs/.

the wall, usually a red wooden fence, bordering a bullring.
the first row of seats in a bullfight arena.

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Origin of barrera

First recorded in 1920–25; from Spanish: literally, “barrier,” equivalent to barr(a) + -era, ultimately from Latin -āria, feminine of noun suffix -ārius; see origin at bar1, -ary
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