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n. pl. pic·a·dors or pic·a·do·res (pē′kä-dō′rĕs)
A horseman in a bullfight who lances the bull's neck muscles so that it will tend to keep its head low for the later stages of the fight.
[Spanish, from picar, to prick; see picaro.]
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(Bullfighting) bullfighting a horseman who pricks the bull with a lance in the early stages of a fight to goad and weaken it
[C18: from Spanish, literally: pricker, from picar to prick; see pique1]
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pi•ca•dor(ˈpɪk əˌdɔr, ˌpɪk əˈdɔr)
n., pl. -dors, -do•res (-ˈdɔr iz)
one of the mounted assistants to a matador, who opens a bullfight by jabbing the bull's shoulder muscles with a lance.
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a mounted bullfighter who jabs the bull between the shoulders with a lance to enrage it.See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
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|Noun||1.||picador - the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low|
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picador[ˈpɪkədɔː] N → picador m
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