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[kah-pee-uh-dawr; Spanish kah-pe-ah-th awr]
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noun, plural ca·pe·a·dors, Spanish ca·pe·a·do·res [kah-pe-ah-th aw-res] /kɑ pɛ ɑˈðɔ rɛs/.
  1. a person who assists a matador by harassing or distracting the bull with a red cape, or capa.
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Origin of capeador

1905–10; < Spanish, equivalent to cape(ar) to bait with a cape (verbal derivative of capa cape1) + -ador -ator
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  • I see how one puts under the eyes of another a bit of red cloth, treating him just as a capeador treats a bull.

    Lillian Morris, and Other Stories

    Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • The opponent deceives him adroitly with motions of a cape, exactly again as the capeador does the bull.

  • The capeador has sprung into the passage extending between the paling and the first row of seats.