- Faena is defined as the passes that a bullfighter makes before killing the bull.
An example of faena is the last few passes made by a matador.
faena definition by Webster's New World
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in bullfighting, the series of passes at the bull immediately before the kill, for displaying the matador's skill
Origin: Spanish literally , work
faena definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The series of final passes performed by a matador preparatory to killing a bull in a bullfight.
Origin: Spanish, manual labor, from Catalan feyna, from Latin facienda, things to be done, neuter pl. gerundive of facere, to do; see fact.