[ poon-tee-uh; Spanish poon-tee-lyah, -yah ]
/ punˈti ə; Spanish punˈti lyɑ, -yɑ /
noun, plural pun·til·las [poon-tee-uhz; Spanish poon-tee-lyahs, -yahs]. /punˈti əz; Spanish punˈti lyɑs, -yɑs/.
(in bullfighting) a short dagger used for cutting the spinal cord of the bull.
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Origin of puntilla
1830–40; <Spanish, diminutive of puntapoint
Words nearby puntilla
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Example sentences from the Web for puntilla
Cups, plates, and saucers of different kinds, with good painted borders in imitation of lace-work (puntilla).The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume III (of 3)|Leonard Williams