picador

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English[edit]

A picador in action.

Etymology[edit]

Spanish picador (stinger)

Noun[edit]

picador (plural picadors or picadores)

  1. (bullfighting) A lancer mounted on horseback who assists a matador.
    I saw the picador lance the bull.
    • 1889, Nellie Bly, Six Months In Mexico, page 42:
      The bull roars with pain, and the banderillas toss about in the lacerated flesh, from which the blood pours in crimson streams. "Poor beast! what a shame," we think, and even then the order is given for the picador to attack the bull.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish picador.

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Noun[edit]

picador m (plural picadors)

  1. (bullfighting) picador

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From picar +‎ -ador.

Noun[edit]

picador m (plural picadores, feminine picadora, feminine plural picadoras)

  1. someone who stabs or wounds
  2. someone who cuts sugar-cane
  3. (bullfighting) picador