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pic·a·dor

 (pĭk′ə-dôr′, pē′kä-dôr′)
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.]

picador

(ˈpɪkəˌdɔː)
n
(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]

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.
[1790–1800; < Sp: literally, pricker =pic(ar) to prick (see pique1) + -ador < Latin -ātor -ator]

picador

a mounted bullfighter who jabs the bull between the shoulders with a lance to enrage it.
See also: Bulls and Bullfighting
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 lowpicador - 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
bullfighter, toreador - someone who fights bulls
equestrian, horseback rider, horseman - a man skilled in equitation
Translations

picador

[ˈpɪkədɔː] Npicador m
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do botequim do Ze "No botequim do Jose Maria, no Maria em Belem largo de Belem, onde se reuniam os picadores da casa real [...]" (1824-1828) (1882, t2, p.