novillero

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no·vil·le·ro

 (nō′vē-yĕ′rō)
n. pl. no·vil·le·ros
A bullfighter restricted by professional rules to engaging bulls less than four years of age.

[Spanish, from novillo, young bull; see novillada.]
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Noun1.novillero - a bullfighter who is required to fight bulls less than four years of age
bullfighter, toreador - someone who fights bulls
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Un nuevo paso tras la presentacion de la Agrupacion Profesional de Matadores de Toros, Novilleros y Rejoneadores de un manifiesto en el que se denunciaba el acoso mediatico al que se ven sometidos continuamente distintas figuras del toreo y la intromision en su vida privada por parte de periodistas y medios que se escudaban en el tan manido "derecho y libertad de informar".
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