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 (kwä-drē′yə, -drēl′yə)
n. pl. cua·dril·las
The group of assistants to the matador in a bullfight.

[Spanish, diminutive of cuadra, square, from Latin quadra; see quadrille1.]


(Bullfighting) a small group, esp a matador's assistants


(kwɑˈdri yə, -ˈdril yə)

n., pl. -las.
the assistants of a matador.
[1835–45; < Sp: group, gang (orig. one of four groups), diminutive of cuadra < Latin quadra side of a square]
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