cuadrilla

[ kwah-dree-yuh, -dreel-yuh; Spanish kwah-three-lyah, -three-yah ]
/ kwɑˈdri yə, -ˈdril yə; Spanish kwɑˈðri lyɑ, -ˈðri yɑ /

noun, plural cua·dril·las [kwah-dree-yuh z, -dreel-yuh z; Spanish kwah-three-lyahs, -three-yahs] /kwɑˈdri yəz, -ˈdril yəz; Spanish kwɑˈðri lyɑs, -ˈðri yɑs/.

the group of assistants serving a matador in a bullfight, consisting of three banderilleros and two picadors.

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Origin of cuadrilla

1835–45; < Spanish: group, gang (orig. one of four groups), diminutive of cuadra < Latin quadra side of a square

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