Muleta meaning

mo͝o-lātə, -lĕtə
A short red cape suspended from a hollow staff, used by a matador to maneuver a bull during the final passes before a kill.
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A red flannel cloth draped over a stick and manipulated by the matador in his series of passes.
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(bullfighting) A red flag used by bullfighters.
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Origin of muleta

  • Spanish small mule, crutch, muleta diminutive of mula she-mule from Latin mūla feminine of mūlus mule

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

  • Borrowing from Spanish muleta, diminutive of mulo.

    From Wiktionary