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One of several usually one-handed maneuvers in bullfighting in which the matador presents and moves the cape to attract a close, passing charge of the bull.
[Spanish, from pasar, to pass, from Vulgar Latin *passāre; see pass.]
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(Bullfighting) bullfighting a movement of the cape or muleta by a matador to attract the bull's attention and guide its attack
[from Spanish, literally: pass]
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n., pl. -ses.
a maneuver by which a bullfighter uses the cape or muleta to provoke the bull and guide its attack.
[1935–40; < Sp: literally, a pass]
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