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bull·fight

 (bo͝ol′fīt′)
n.
A public spectacle, performed especially in Spain, Portugal, and parts of Latin America, in which a fighting bull is engaged in a series of traditional maneuvers culminating usually with the ceremonial execution of the bull by sword. In Portugal the bull is often fought from horseback and is not killed.

bull′fight′er n.
bull′fight′ing n.

bullfight

(ˈbʊlˌfaɪt)
n
(Bullfighting) a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena
ˈbullˌfighter n
ˈbullˌfighting n

bull•fight

(ˈbʊlˌfaɪt)

n.
a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought in a prescribed way by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, and is usu. killed with a sword.
[1745–55]
bull′fight`er, n.
bull′fight`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullfight - a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectaclebullfight - a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators
novillada - a bullfight in which the bulls are less than four years old
spectacle - an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
Translations
مُصارَعَةُ ثيران
býčí zápas
tyrefægtning
bikaviadal
nautaat
býčí zápas
boğa güreşi

bullfight

[ˈbʊlfaɪt] Ncorrida f (de toros)

bullfight

[ˈbʊlfaɪt] ncorrida f, course f de taureaux

bullfight

[ˈbʊlˌfaɪt] ncorrida

bull

(bul) noun
1. the male of the ox family and of the whale, walrus, elephant etc.
2. a bull's-eye.
ˈbullock (-lək) noun
1. a young bull.
2. a castrated bull, an ox, often used to pull bullock carts.
ˈbullfight noun
in Spain etc a fight between a bull and men on horseback and on foot.
ˈbullfighter noun
ˈbullring noun
the enclosed area where a bullfight takes place.
ˈbull's-eye noun
the centre of a target, especially in archery, darts etc.
References in classic literature ?
They felt as secure as spectators at a bullfight; they risked their money perhaps on the result, but that was all.
19 bullfight was to avoid any legal problems for the carabao owners, spectators and the town itself.
"When an active 'bullfight' comes out over the radio ..
"If Boris has attended a bullfight, he would have seen a bull trapped in a small arena and attacked relentlessly with lances and barbed harpoons.
The time that each bull spends in the ring should be limited to 10 minutes and each bullfight last for 30 minutes maximum, says the new law, effectively reducing from six to three the number of bulls that are traditionally pitted against matadors at each event.
Besides gamers putting their skills to the test in various tournaments, other activities included sumo wrestling, gladiator duels, bullfight, karaoke and children's cosplay, among others.
During one of the amateur bullfights, which occurred each morning of a bullfight, Stewart was knocked down by a bull and suffered some minor injuries.
"[The initiative] violates the rights of the citizens of Coahuila to enjoy the culture and the excitement of a bullfight," said the El Financiero columnist.
On August 1, 2015 the Carlos Vieira Foundation, a local charity in the California Valley, is partnering for the fourth time with the California Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight Organization to host the 4th annual bloodless bullfight event.
Every year there are injured people and some have been killed all over the years, while the bulls are killed in the afternoon bullfight.
While Query's analysis of the bullfight's ritualistic function is in many ways the most dramatic element of his nuanced argument--the cover appropriately features the bullfighter in midflourish before a large crowd--it is only one element in an impressive study of diverse literary and ritualistic forms deployed in the exploration of the idea of Europe between the wars.
bullfight. He was fascinated by the delicate bodies of the toreros