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[Spanish, from torear, to fight bulls, from toro, bull, from Latin taurus; see tauro- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Bullfighting) a bullfighter
[C17: from Spanish, from torear to take part in bullfighting, from toro a bull, from Latin taurus; compare steer2]
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tor•e•a•dor(ˈtɔr i əˌdɔr)
a bullfighter; torero.
[1610–20; < Sp, =torea(r) to bait a bull (derivative of toro bull < Latin taurus) + -dor -tor]
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|Noun||1.||toreador - someone who fights bulls |
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
banderillero - the bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
matador - the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull
novillero - a bullfighter who is required to fight bulls less than four years of age
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
torero - a matador or one of the supporting team during a bull fight
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toreador[ˈtɒrɪədɔːʳ] N → torero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Torero m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
toreador[ˈtɒrɪəˌdɔːʳ] n → toreador m inv
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