Banderillero definition

băndə-rē-ârō, -rēl-yârō
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The member of a matador's cuadrilla who is responsible for placing the banderillas during a bullfight.
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The person whose task in a bullfight is to stick banderillas into the neck and shoulders of the bull.
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(bullfighting) A member of the cuadrilla who sticks the banderillas in the bull's neck.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
banderillero
Plural:
banderilleros

Origin of banderillero

  • Spanish from banderilla banderilla banderilla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish banderillero

    From Wiktionary