Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
(Bullfighting) a bullfighter
[C17: from Spanish, from torear to take part in bullfighting, from toro a bull, from Latin taurus; compare steer2]
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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|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