[ es-tuh-kah-duh; Spanish es-taw-kah-thah ]
/ ˌɛs təˈkɑ də; Spanish ˌɛs tɔˈkɑ ðɑ /
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the thrust of the sword by the matador into the bull in the final stage of a bullfight, designed to kill the bull.
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Words nearby estocada
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Example sentences from the Web for estocada
They feel the wildness of anger, and they charge and charge again until the estocada, the death stab.Spanish Highways and Byways|Katharine Lee Bates