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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.]
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banderillero

(ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ; -riːˈljɛərəʊ)
n, pl -ros
(Bullfighting) a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull
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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]
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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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He and I were to be banderilleros. The big American bull was there in the box with us.
Before the matador - conveniently absent from the front line until this point - is brought into finish things off, three banderilleros stab the bull with six twoand-a-half-foot spears.
Before the matador - conveniently absent from the front line until this point - is brought in to finish things off, three banderilleros stab the bull with six two and a half foot spears.
The harpoons of the banderilleros followed, piercing the back in symmetrical pairs.
banderilleros, all in order of importance entered the arena to the
Con los conocimientos y el estilo de una persona que asiste con regularidad a la Fiesta Nacional, Clifford describe con detalle minucioso la entrada de la brillante cabalgata de actores masculinos que es suficiente para acelerar las pulsaciones mas lentas, los trajes pintorescos de todos los colores del arco iris, plateados y dorados, las capas de seda multicolor que tapan solo un hombro para dejar al descubierto el brazo derecho, los espadas, los chulos y los banderilleros, los picadores y las mulas.