burladero

[ bur-luh-dair-oh, boor-; Spanish boor-lah-the-raw ]
/ ˌbɜr ləˈdɛər oʊ, ˌbʊər-; Spanish ˌbur lɑˈðɛ rɔ /

noun, plural bur·la·de·ros [bur-luh-dair-ohz, boor-; Spanish boor-lah-the-raws]. /ˌbɜr ləˈdɛər oʊz, ˌbʊər-; Spanish ˌbur lɑˈðɛ rɔs/.

a wooden panel, located a short distance from and parallel to the bullring wall, behind which a bullfighter can seek protection from a bull.

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Origin of burladero

First recorded in 1890–1900; from Spanish, equivalent to burlad(o), past participle of burlar “to scoff at, ridicule” (derivative of burla “ridicule, joke,” perhaps from Late Latin burrae “trifles, nonsense,” plural of burra “fluff, wool, shaggy garment”) + -ero noun sufix; see -ary
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