one of the mounted assistants to a matador, who opens the bullfight by enraging the bull and weakening its shoulder muscles with a lance.
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How to use picador in a sentence
Published by picador, the book is set for an October 2014 release.Isabel Marant Lands at H&M; Burberry Breaks $1 Billion | The Fashion Beast Team | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like a picador, he takes his time to sap the strength of his foes before clubbing them unconscious.Vitali Klitschko Contemplates Bowing Out of the Ring and Entering Ukrainian Politics | Gordon Marino | March 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I had learned the metaphor, which stands for Andalusia, from my friend Francisco Sevilla, a well-known picador.Carmen | Prosper Merimee
Eyes are flashing, on faces a flush comes, a number of hats fly to the arena in honor of the picador.
I saw two such examples in Madrid, after which came a hurricane of applause for the picador.
When the bull withdraws, the picador advances, but only a few steps, so that the battle never takes place in the centre.
Sometimes they come to close quarters, a picador is thrown, his horse is wounded, or perhaps killed.Things seen in Spain | C. Gasquoine Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for picador
bullfighting a horseman who pricks the bull with a lance in the early stages of a fight to goad and weaken it
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