the principal bullfighter in a bullfight who passes the bull with a muleta and then, in many countries, kills it with a sword thrust; a torero.
one of the principal cards in skat and certain other games.
(initial capital letter) a jet-powered U.S. surface-to-surface missile.
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How to use matador in a sentence
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The North Dakota native is the fourth of seven children raised in the small town of matador, pop.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star | Sandra McElwaine | January 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It's a snap of the matador's red cape, a defiant baiting of Fox News and talk radio.
Neither matador nor Power, known off-stage as Chan Marshall, had any additional comments.Cat Power Announces Possible Tour Cancellation, Bankruptcy | Lauren Streib | November 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A representative from her label, matador Records, confirmed that nothing has been canceled.Cat Power Announces Possible Tour Cancellation, Bankruptcy | Lauren Streib | November 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gerard Cosloy, who would sign the band to his matador Records years later, criticized their early shows.Yo La Tengo and the Birth of Indie Rock: ‘Big Day Coming’ Reviewed | Alyssa Noel | June 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps Frank Harris's "matador" gave me the impulse, together with my perpetual quest for a new experience.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
The trick of the matador with his red cloak suggested itself in this181 moment of peril.Popular Adventure Tales | Mayne Reid
A brave hand may yet cut the "Sipo matador," and the slayer be slain before he has quite stifled his victim.The Crime Against Europe | Roger Casement
She proposed that he should write her life, “starting with the assumption that she was a daughter of the famous matador, Montes.”Lola Montez | Edmund B. d'Auvergne
The matador foils and plays with the bull until he has discovered his disposition.Gatherings From Spain | Richard Ford
British Dictionary definitions for matador
the principal bullfighter who is appointed to kill the bull
(in some card games such as skat) one of the highest ranking cards
a game played with dominoes in which the dots on adjacent halves must total seven
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