[poon-tee-air-oh; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raw, -ye-]
- (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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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