a red flannel cloth draped over a stick and manipulated by the matador in his series of passes
Origin of muletaSp, muleta, crutch, origin, originally diminutive of mula, a she-mule ; from Classical Latin mulus, mule
A short red cape suspended from a hollow staff, used by a matador to maneuver a bull during the final passes before a kill.
Origin of muletaSpanish, small mule, crutch, muleta, diminutive of mula, she-mule, from Latin m&umacron;la, feminine of m&umacron;lus, mule.
- (bullfighting) A red flag used by bullfighters.