tercio

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tercio (plural tercios)

  1. (bullfighting) Each of the three stages of a bullfight - with the vara, the banderilla and finally the death
  2. An infantry formation made up of pikemen, swordsmen and arquebusiers or musketeers in a mutually supportive formation

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin tertius.

Adjective[edit]

tercio m (feminine tercia, masculine plural tercios, feminine plural tercias)

  1. third

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tercio m (plural tercios)

  1. third
  2. (bullfighting) tercio

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tercio

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of terciar.