banderillero

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ban·de·ril·le·ro

 (băn′də-rē-âr′ō, -rēl-yâr′ō)
n. pl. ban·de·ril·le·ros
The member of a matador's cuadrilla who is responsible for placing the banderillas during a bullfight.

[Spanish, from banderilla, banderilla; see banderilla.]

banderillero

(ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ; -riːˈljɛərəʊ)
n, pl -ros
(Bullfighting) a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull

ban•de•ril•le•ro

(ˌbæn də riˈɛər oʊ, -rilˈyɛər-)

n., pl. -ros.
a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.
[1790–1800; < Sp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banderillero - the bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fightbanderillero - the bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
bullfighter, toreador - someone who fights bulls
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The harpoons of the banderilleros followed, piercing the back in symmetrical pairs.
Next banderilleros run around the bull and plunge harpoon sticks into him, further tearing the flesh.
After the bull has been taunted and wounded with swords by the picadores and banderilleros, it is exhausted and bleeding profusely.
Mandel gives us many relevant and thoroughly documented facts about bulls, bullfighting practices, taurine laws (Reglamento), and the purpose of all bullfighters in a cuadrilla, from the banderilleros to the picador.
Matthews also points out that Wright mistakenly places artist El Greco in the Middle Ages, and many critics, both Spanish and Anglo, point to Wright's glaring error in his description of the bullfight, which aficionado Keneth Kinnamon calls "a real howler": Wright has the banderilleros precede the picadores; anyone who has ever attended a bullfight and every Spaniard would snicker at this mistake (160).