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
References in classic literature ?
He and I were to be banderilleros. The big American bull was there in the box with us.
Tras ser cruelmente herido en la cruz por el hierro de la divisa, que porta el distintivo de la ganaderia de origen, la vara del picador montado a caballo desgarrara la herida intentando que la punta acerada de la pertiga penetre cuanto sea posible en el cuerpo del animal, dando pabulo a la colocacion en el lomo del toro de tres pares de arponados palos por parte del banderillero mediante vistosas filigranas.
In the face of the danger represented by the bull, he is the only figure who is seeking to deflect its attention--much as a bullfighter might in response to an injured banderillero. Those in the arena ring itself during the event who seriously wished to engage a bull (as distinguished from the many who merely wished to observe the action more closely) often came with a matadors cape or used their jackets as a substitute.
I hear the trumpet once again and see a banderillero come in.
Primary characters usually engaged in standard speech practices, but minor characters added local linguistic color to the text, such as pronunciation-"Pue ceno, como ibamoz isiendo..." ("El banderillero Frijoles", La marquesa de Bellaflor II 115)--or turns of phrase such as "sopas de ajo en mi casa mejor que pichones en la ajena" ("La zapatera," Fe, esperanza y caridad I 24).
?Alguna otra vez, estando trabajando de banderillero a la manana ahi, ocurrio algun hecho similar?