[ poon-tee-air-oh; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raw, -ye- ]
/ ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ- /
noun, plural pun·til·le·ros [poon-tee-air-ohz; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raws, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/.
(in bullfighting) a worker, or assistant, who gives the coup de grâce to the fallen bull with a puntilla.
Origin of puntillero
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Examples from the Web for puntillero
The puntillero came up eager to finish him and get the maestro out of his embarrassing position.The Blood of the Arena|Vicente Blasco Ibez